The US is Ready to Help
US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to express condolences to those affected by the attacks in Sri Lanka.
138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 21 апреля 2019 г.
Russia Calls for Severe Punishment of the Attackers
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the terrorists who plotted and perpetrated the atrocious attacks should be severely punished.
British PM Theresa May has also condemned the attacks, calling them "truly appalling".
The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time.— Theresa May (@theresa_may) 21 апреля 2019 г.
We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear.
France Stands By the People of Sri Lanka
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attacks, adding that France stands by the people of Sri Lanka.
We are deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. We firmly condemn these odious acts. We stand by the people of Sri Lanka and our thoughts go out to the loved ones of the victims on this Easter Sunday. https://t.co/NytqQP9aE7— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 21 апреля 2019 г.
Germany Condemns Intolerance
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also commented on the tragedy, saying that she condemns "religious hate and intolerance".
'Horror and Sadness'
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that he was horrified to hear about the bombings in Sri Lanka:
It was with horror and sadness that I heard of the bombings in #SriLanka costing the lives of so many people. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who had gathered to worship peacefully or come to visit this beautiful country. We stand ready to support.— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) 21 апреля 2019 г.
'Real Genocide Against Christians'
President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani described the attacks as 'a real genocide perpetrated against Christians':
Even on Easter Sunday, there are those who sow hatred and reap death. The attacks in #SriLanka churches testify to a real genocide perpetrated against Christians. Let us pray for the innocent victims and work towards religious freedom around the world.— Antonio Tajani (@EP_President) 21 апреля 2019 г.
Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, said that his thoughts are with the victims and their families.
Terrible news from Sri Lanka this morning about horrific attacks on churches and hotels on #EasterSunday. We are following the situation closely. We stand with #SriLanka in these sad hours and my thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.— Xavier Bettel (@Xavier_Bettel) 21 апреля 2019 г.
India Rejects 'Barbarism' in the Region
Reacting to the tragedy in Sri Lanka, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is no place for such barbarism in the region.
Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 21 апреля 2019 г.
Pakistan Shows Solidarity
The head of Pakistan joined in the international condemnation of the attacks:
Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 21 апреля 2019 г.