While the world was celebrating Easter on Sunday, April 21, Sri Lanka faced the biggest tragedy of all time. On Easter Sunday morning, three hotels and churches were attacked in a series of bombings. Atleast 207 people were killed and over 450 wounded in the horrific attacks set off by suicide bombers.
The explosions were reported at 3 churches – St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo and Zion Church in Batticaloa. The attacks were reported at 3 hotels in Colombo – The Shangri-La, The Cinnamon Grand and The Kingsbury.
Many Bollywood celebrities took to their Twitter to react and mourn for the victims and their families after the horrific attacks. Arjun Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma among others paid tribute for the victims.
Heartbroken at the news from Sri Lanka. Why do innocent people have to die? What is the point of all this meaningless violence? If only all this energy went into bringing peace, it would unite the world rather than dividing it.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragic act of violence in Sri Lanka. We are praying with you in this painful moment of sorrow, grief and shock.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 21, 2019
Grieving as a citizen of the world, can’t fathom the inhumane act that went down in Sri Lanka today. My heart and prayers go out to those affected #PrayForSriLanka
Very very disturbing to see how low humanity can fall. Prayers for all those affected in Sri Lanka. We need to spread the message of love. Hate leads to nothing but pain. Spirituality lies in singularity. All humanity is one.
Heartbreaking scenes from #Srilanka. A day of celebration turned into one of tremendous loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone affected by these horrific attacks.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 21, 2019
Just got to know about the heinous #SriLankaTerrorAttack. Prayers. ????????
Horrific attacks in Sri Lanka. Thoughts and prayers with all the families of the bereaved.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 21, 2019
Sri Lanka ❤️
Instead of killing hatred they kill innocent people. The #SriLanka attacks are a despicable act of hatred. What kind of world are we living in? What kind of inhuman b**tards kill innocent people? This is a sad day for the human race. Prayers for the victims and their families.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 21, 2019
My thoughts and prayers with the families affected in this cowardly act. My heart breaks knowing we live in such terrible world, filled with so much hate. ???? #SriLankaBlast
Shocked & saddened to hear about the multiple terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Strongly condemn these cowardly acts of terror. May god give peace to the souls of the departed & a speedy recovery for the injured ???? #Prayers #Colombo #SriLanka
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 21, 2019
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) April 21, 2019
Heartbreaking & tragic news coming in from Sri Lanka. More than 200 innocent lives lost. Absolutely deplorable. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka
Horrified to hear of the eight blasts in and around Colombo,4 churches and 4 hotels. Over 160 dead and 300+ injured .Targeted on Easter. This is inhuman and sad:(My heart goes out to Sri Lanka and the families of the hurt and deceased. #srilanka Praying for u.????????
Deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives in the terrible terrorist attacks in #SriLanka. My heart goes out to the families who have lost their dear ones. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Stay strong #SriLanka. We are all with you.????????
How many more innocent lives will have to be lost like this?
When will we live in peace?
Stay strong #SriLanka.
We are with you. ????????
Sending love and courage to the families who’ve lost their loved ones and wish for a speedy recovery for those injured. It’s upsetting to know that there’s no humanity left in people causing such attacks!
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 21, 2019
Extremely saddened by the news coming in from Sri Lanka. Makes you question humanity… thoughts and prayers with all those affected #PrayForSriLanka
— Ileana D’Cruz (@Ileana_Official) April 21, 2019
Horrifying and heartbreaking to read what’s happening in #SriLanka. Targeting innocents celebrating a holy day is beyond barbaric. My heart and prayers go out to all those affected by this unforgivable attack.
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) April 21, 2019
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) April 21, 2019
What is happening to this world ????
Stay strong #SriLanka
Stay strong #SriLanka!!
Thoughts and prayers. ????
Could never have thought a quiet country like #Srilanka could be attacked like this. What is the world coming to? Thinking of all the families affected. All my love and prayers always …
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 21, 2019
Really disturbed to hear about the monstrous attack in #SriLanka on such an auspicious day. My thoughts and prayers to the families of the affected ❤
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 21, 2019
Stray strong Srilanka ???? the world is with you ????????#PrayforSriLanka
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) April 21, 2019
Stay strong #SriLanka.. what a cowardly act of violence..
My heartfelt condolences & prayers are with the families affected in #Srilanka. Here’s praying & hoping for a terror free world!
Thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to all affected in Sri Lanka. To live in a world with the possibility of such demonic acts is the worst reality of this day and age…shocked and horrified. #SriLanka
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 21, 2019
Extremely sad at the news of bombings in Sri Lanka. It’s unfortunate that one is not able to see that violence is like a chain reaction. This has to stop !
Deeply saddened by the news of terror attacks in #SriLanka. My heartfelt condolences to the families of all victims.