Devastating news out of Colombo, Sri Lanka with reports of multiple bombings at churches and popular tourist hotels. Reports of three bombings which took place in Catholic churches with another three bombings reported in luxury hotels – Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and The Kingsbury all located in the heart of Colombo.

Location of explosions in Sri Lanka (Image: N/A)

Graphic images from inside the church were uploaded from St Sebastian’s Facebook page, showing blood and injured people while requesting urgent help from the public.

There have been no claims of responsibility for the attacks in a country which was at war for decades with Tamil separatists until 2009 during which bomb blasts in the capital were common.

 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Tweeted:

“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong,”

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