World leaders condemn series of blasts in Sri Lanka


World leaders have condemned the series of blasts in Sri Lanka. Describing the bombings as horrible terrorist attacks, US President Donald Trump said, America stands ready to help Sri Lanka.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, her country rejects all forms of extremism and stands for freedom of religion and the right to worship safely.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said, Moscow remains a reliable partner of Colombo in the fight against international terrorism.
Leaders from several countries including Britian, Germany, Turkey, Bangladesh and Pakistan expressed solidarity with Sri Lanka in hour of grief.

Condemned the attacks, Pope Francis said he is praying for all those who are suffering from the bloodshed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister of Ranil Wickremsinghe and conveyed heart-felt condolences at the loss of innocent lives in today’s terrorist attacks. Condemning the attacks, the Prime Minister termed them as cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts. During the telephonic conversation, Mr Modi renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as those posed by terrorism. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also expressed sadness at the multiple bomb blasts in Sri Lanka.

Moreover BJP President Amit Shah has also expressed deep pain over the horrific blasts and loss of precious lives in Sri Lanka. In a tweet, Mr Shah strongly condemned such acts of terror and said that India stands firmly with its neighbour in these trying times. He said, his thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected.

Strongly condemned the serial blasts in Sri Lanka, India said that it has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The External Affairs Ministry, in a release, said, New Delhi urges for concerted action by the international community against terrorism, including cross-border terrorism.

Meanwhile External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has spoken to Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana and conveyed that India is ready to provide all humanitarian assistance. She told her counterpart that India is ready to despatch its medical teams if required. Mrs Swaraj also said, Indian High Commission in Colombo has conveyed that National Hospital has informed them about the death of three Indian nationals (AIR)

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