Trump, Modi, international community offer Sri Lanka help

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among several world leaders who condemned the multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka today and offered assistance.

Trump tweeted saying the United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka and stands ready to help.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said that the United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning.

Attacks on innocent people gathering in a place of worship or enjoying a holiday meal are affronts to the universal values and freedoms that we hold dear, and demonstrate yet again the brutal nature of radical terrorists whose sole aim is to threaten peace and security,” Pompeo said.

He also siad that while many details of the attacks are still emerging, the US can confirm that several U.S. citizens were among those killed.

“These vile attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States remains resolved in our fight to defeat terrorism. We stand with the Sri Lankan government and people as they confront violent extremism and have offered our assistance as they work to bring the perpetrators to justice,” he said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying he strongly condemned 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,” he said.

The United Nations in Sri Lanka also strongly condemned the attacks against civilians carried out in places of worship and city hotels on Easter Sunday.

The United Nations in Sri Lanka expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and victims as well as the Government and people of Sri Lanka and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The United Nations urged the authorities, and all citizens to ensure that the rule of law is upheld, human rights are protected, and security and safety is ensured for all.