As many as 360 people are injured in this ghastly incident. It was the occasion of Easter as a lot of people were praying in Church when the blasts took place at 8:45 AM in the morning. Everyone is left shocked with it even as the cricketing fraternity has strongly condemned the attack on the innocent people.
The death toll is expected to rise as the explosions hit three high-end hotels in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, where a church was also targetted. Moreover, two additional churches were also hit in Colombo and the other in the Eastern part of the country in Batticaloa.
Not only Sri Lanka but the whole world is left shocked with this incident and the cricketers around the world are no different. The former Sri Lanka cricketers expressed their disappointment over the same and prayed for the families of the ones who lost their lives. Even the Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman and Suresh Raina prayed for the safety of Sri Lanka and condemned the attack.
Here are the tweets:
Minutes after my Easter wishes,horrific news comes from Sri Lanka. Over 700 dead & injured. Shocked, angered, hurt. It's a time of bereavement for us all. A time of pain, introspection.A time to rise above such targeted hate.Many many prayers for familes uprooted, souls departed— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with everyone in Sri Lanka. Another beautiful place suffering :( 🇱🇰— Charlotte Edwards (@C_Edwards23) April 21, 2019
Devastated to hear about the attacks in Srilanka. It’s a brutal act of inhumanity. My thoughts & prayers with the victims & families!— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 21, 2019
Deeply saddened by the terrible attacks in #SriLanka .My sincere prayers with the people of Sri Lanka in this very difficult time.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 21, 2019
Tragic news coming out of Sri Lanka. The world is an angry place. We as a human race are destroying it one way or another. Thoughts with those suffering in Sri Lanka right now.— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) April 21, 2019
Such a sad & dreadful day for our Mother Lankan. My Thoughts & heartfelt prayers to all effected victims. Let’s stay strong and stand against terrorism during this tragic time. Pray for Lanka 🇱🇰— Chaminda Vaas (@chaminda_vaas) April 21, 2019
Another act of terrorism...this time it’s Sri Lanka. Thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families. 🙏 #srilankaterrorattack— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 21, 2019
This is absolutely devastating!Thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected. https://t.co/fS1YTcVUNa— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 21, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 21, 2019
Deeply saddened and shocked by the bombing in Sri Lanka. Hate truly has no boundaries no limits. Heartfelt condolences and prayers for the entire nation. Stay strong #SriLanka— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 21, 2019
Saddened to hear about the terror attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka. Strongly condemn these acts of terror. Hatred and violence will never overpower love, kindness and compassion. 🙏🏻 #SriLanka— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2019
Very sad day for all of us in SL.. After 10 years of peace we see inhumane attaks on inocent again. While condeming and praying for the lost its time for us to stay calm and unite. Proud… https://t.co/IVD9qYdLO8— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) April 21, 2019