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207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 400 injured

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 pm

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207 Dead, 400 Injured In Multiple Blasts In Sri Lanka On Easter Sunday

Sri Lanka Blasts: The blasts hit several high-end hotels and one church in the capital, while two additional churches were targeted outside Colombo, police said

Sri Lanka Blasts: Nearly 400 people have been injured in the blasts in Sri Lanka

Blasts happened at three hotels and three churches in and around Colombo

Government taking steps to contain situation: Sri Lanka PM

"No place for such barbarism in the region": PM Modi

At least 207 people, including 35 foreigners, were killed and hundreds injured in multiple blasts on Easter Sunday, in one of the worst attacks in Sri Lanka in recent years. The serial blasts - eight of them - came after a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. The eight blasts were triggered by a suicide bomber, news agency AFP reported.

Seven people suspected of having links with the terror attacks have been arrested, Sri Lanka's Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said, adding "most the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers".

The first blasts hit three high-end hotels and a church in Colombo, while two other churches were targeted outside Colombo during Easter Mass, Sri Lanka police told news agency AFP. Hours later, another explosion took place at a hotel opposite the national zoo in the Dehiwala area near Colombo.

The nature of the explosions, which happened at around 8:45 am local time, was not immediately clear and there were no immediate claims of responsibility.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister condemned the attack in a tweet, and appealed to citizens to stay strong and united. "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. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation," he tweeted.

The Sri Lanka government called an emergency meeting after the blasts. "Emergency meeting called in a few minutes. Rescue operations underway," the Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Harsha de Silva, said in a tweet.


The Sri Lanka government has called an emergency meeting after the explosions in and around Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena said he was shocked by the explosions and urged for calm.

The Sri Lanka police chief, Pujuth Jayasundara, had issued an intelligence alert to top officials 10 days ago, warning of planned suicide bomb attacks on churches as well as the Indian High Commission in Colombo, according to documents seen by AFP.

"A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo," the alert said.

The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked last year to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues.

The first explosions were reported at St Anthony's Church in Colombo and St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in the town of Negombo.

"A bomb attack to our church, please come and help if your family members are there," read a post in English on the Facebook page of the St Sebastian's Church.


Soon after the initial reports, four other blasts were confirmed by the police. Three of those were at hotels, while another was reported from a church in the town of Batticaloa.

An official at the Batticaloa hospital told AFP more than 300 people had been admitted with injuries following the blast there.

In Colombo, the blasts hit the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, the Shangri-La and the Kingsbury.

At least one of the victims was killed in Colombo's Cinnamon Grand Hotel, near the prime minister's official residence, where the blast ripped through a restaurant, a hotel official told AFP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blasts that hit Sri Lanka on Easter. "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," PM Modi tweeted.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, responding to the explosions, said that she is in close touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo and that the government was closely monitoring the situation in the neighboring country.

For Indian citizens in Sri Lanka requiring any assistance, the Indian embassy in Sri Lanka has tweeted out helpline numbers.

Explosions have been reported in Colombo and Batticaloa today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789


- India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) April 21, 2019
In addition to the numbers given below, Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may also call the following numbers +94777902082 +94772234176

— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) April 21, 2019
Only around six percent of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.
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Re: 207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 7 people Arrested

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:36 pm

terrible act targeting christians

I wonder who could be responsible for such a massive crime...

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Re: 207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 400 injured

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:39 pm

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Re: 207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 400 injured

Postby Going South » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:37 pm

Katto wrote:terrible act targeting christians

I wonder who could be responsible for such a massive crime...

Nothing tactical here.

It’s pure vanilla religious hatred. South Asian addition.

Wonder what would liberal western media say on it? As it’s not white Christians that got killed they won’t bother ?

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Re: 207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 400 injured

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:34 pm

Going South wrote:
Katto wrote:terrible act targeting christians

I wonder who could be responsible for such a massive crime...

Nothing tactical here.

It’s pure vanilla religious hatred. South Asian addition.

Wonder what would liberal western media say on it? As it’s not white Christians that got killed they won’t bother ?


you mean its not muslims that are killed why bother

they never care about Christians

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Re: 207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 400 injured

Postby Going South » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Muslims are trouble makers wherever they go. If this continue, There should be world wide ban on them limiting them to their own part of world. Sorry to say this but it’s a fact proven many times.

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Postby Katto » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:00 pm

:think:

muslims > buildings > christians

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Postby Going South » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:45 pm

Wow. This lady is a liberal indeed.

The death toll is 3 times in numbers. All the deceased were devout Christians praying in churches. Yet, they cannot call spade a spade. Spineless indeed. Sure look like Muslim retaliation over Christchurch killings as target were churches? Can any MSM journalist has balls to say this out loud in print? Are they waiting for more church killings etc around world to take action?

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Postby Going South » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:00 pm

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200 dead. RIP.

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Postby Daanav » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:41 pm

Going South wrote:Muslims are trouble makers wherever they go. If this continue, There should be world wide ban on them limiting them to their own part of world. Sorry to say this but it’s a fact proven many times.


You know, I am inclined to agree with you but enforcing that practically would be difficult, if not impossible. Too many corporate and economic interests are at stake, stating with bloody oil.

The Colombo attackers were all suicide bombers, described by the PM himself as "religious fanatics" belonging to a hate group. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to guess which religion they belonged to.

There have been other disgraceful events in the news. A Bangladeshi teenage girl was doused in petrol and burnt alive because she accused her teacher of sexually molesting her. She gave an attested statement to the police before she died but the local Police Chief reportedly described it as "no big deal".

An Iranian female boxer won the trophy in France a few days ago. She would have made headlines in most countries for the right reasons. She did so in Iran too - they issued a warrant for her arrest the moment she landed in Iran because she dared fight without the traditional Islamic garb. :twisted:

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207 Dead in Colombo Blast : 400 injured

Postby Going South » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:49 pm

Looks like Indian intelligence agency warned of attack 10 days ahead with specific information but srilanka authorities either ignored it or did not act on it. Hmmm

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Postby Katto » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 am

This is what happens when you stage a fake attack in a western country against members of an unnamed religion, you get blowback in the form of a real attack. Everyone involved in staging that fake attack to bring in new gun and internet legislation now have blood on their hands... including the horse faced whore.

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Postby Daanav » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:34 am

Going South wrote:Looks like Indian intelligence agency warned of attack 10 days ahead with specific information but srilanka authorities either ignored it or did not act on it. Hmmm


That could be because there is a lot of tension and dislike between the Sri Lanka's PM and the National Security chief. There is more going on here than meets the eye. I suggest reading The Guardian columns, which is usually an impartial and reliable source.

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Postby Katto » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:43 am

Daanav wrote:
Going South wrote:Looks like Indian intelligence agency warned of attack 10 days ahead with specific information but srilanka authorities either ignored it or did not act on it. Hmmm


That could be because there is a lot of tension and dislike between the Sri Lanka's PM and the National Security chief. There is more going on here than meets the eye. I suggest reading The Guardian columns, which is usually an impartial and reliable source.


no it isn't

The Guardian is one of the worst

they're all bad

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Postby Going South » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:06 pm

I concur. Guardian sucks. So do New York Times or wapo. I am with trump on MSM.

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Postby Going South » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:13 pm

Srilanka banned social media for couple of days. Hmm

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Postby Katto » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:26 am

Going South wrote:I concur. Guardian sucks. So do New York Times or wapo. I am with trump on MSM.


speaking of Wapo...

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Postby Katto » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:23 am

the fraudstars in NZ should all hang for causing this...

#SriLanka minister: Easter bombings a response to #NewZealand attacks

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Postby Going South » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:03 am

I see it as coincidental. These zealots would kill anybody as long as they are not Muslims. Usually they are Hindus or Buddhists in South Asia that get bombed. This time it “happened” to Christians that died by “coincidence”. Every month some place of the world would see terrorist activity by these people of religion of peace.

Speculation is that Pakistan ISI via ISIS begins this on behest of Chinese masterminds. Srilanka gets foreign exchange mainly via tourism. It’s already in debts that sold its ports to Chinese on their Silk Road Ponzi scheme. It’s land encroachment by the Chinese. More the Lankan economy go bad more helpful for the Chinese for more of srilankan land encroachment.

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Postby squarecut » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:07 pm

Sri Lanka , unlike India do not share any borders with Pakistan. Still, Sri Lanka for some reason wanted to have close relations with Pakistan. Pakistan have repaid their trust by this act. I hope Sri Lankans wake up when there is still time.

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Postby Daanav » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:54 pm

Going South wrote:I see it as coincidental. These zealots would kill anybody as long as they are not Muslims. Usually they are Hindus or Buddhists in South Asia that get bombed. This time it “happened” to Christians that died by “coincidence”. Every month some place of the world would see terrorist activity by these people of religion of peace.

Speculation is that Pakistan ISI via ISIS begins this on behest of Chinese masterminds. Srilanka gets foreign exchange mainly via tourism. It’s already in debts that sold its ports to Chinese on their Silk Road Ponzi scheme. It’s land encroachment by the Chinese. More the Lankan economy go bad more helpful for the Chinese for more of srilankan land encroachment.

https://youtu.be/EvXROXiIpvQ


GS, I completely agree with the first paragraph of your post. The Islamic Terrorism brotherhood will happily kill anyone who is not a Muslim and I do not believe for one moment the condemnation or sympathetic noises made by Imran Khan or the Saudi Regime have any sincerity; they are all liars, hypocrites and fanatics themselves and care two hoots about anybody who is a non-believer or an "infidel". I am very proud to be an infidel in their eyes. Religion of peace, my foot! in fact, both my feet!!

I also agree that there is no direct connection with the NZ attack and the Sri Lankan bombings, but there might be an indirect one. There is this belief that any Muslim blood shed must be avenged with reciprocal blood flow of infidels, even if those "infidels" were innocent and had nothing to do with the original attack. From that sense, the bombings in SL might be a way by which those fanatical perverts are sending out a message.

But I question your view on the Chinese connection. I accept that the Chinese regime has several hidden agendae but believe that they are all related to furthering their own economy, even at the expense of undermining that of other countries like Sri Lanka. But I don't believe that the current Chinese regime has direct links to Islamic terrorism because that will not suit their long term plan of World domination.

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Postby Going South » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:15 pm

Ask the question “who benefits the most” and connect the dots.

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Postby Katto » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:44 am

Going South wrote:Ask the question “who benefits the most” and connect the dots.


elites always benefit from terrorism such that they fund it