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A victim of the alleged series of attacks in Sri Lanka has spoken with Tamedia correspondent Arne Perras. This reported: "On the phone, ambulance sirens are heard, and the hasty voice of Suresh Kumar, which comes straight from the National Hospital of Colombo. Inside, the injured family of his brother, all the four came out alive, they were in the Morning at the Easter service in the Church of St. Anthony's, somewhere in the middle exploded against 8.35 a.m., a bomb, some members of the family were sitting in the very front, the other in the back of the Church.

the father of a family Mutthia Pragash, 32, was wounded in the back, but he manages it after the Explosion and in all the Chaos, his entire family in the motorcycle-rickshaw to go to the hospital. "All of them are traumatized, but life," says the brother. He says it is difficult for him to understand what is happening to them all around.

"Heinous crime"

abroad, the consternation over the attacks. Federal President Ueli Maurer wrote on Twitter: "In the name of the Federal Council, I condemn the heavy attacks on religious celebrations in Colombo. The families of the victims and to the authorities of Sri Lanka I wish to Express my deepest sympathy."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaving her spokesman Steffen Seibert, explaining that the government's mourn the victims. "We pray for the injured and their families. Terrorism, religious hatred and intolerance must not win." Israel's President condemned the attacks as a "heinous crime". If you had those been, who prayed on Easter Sunday, wrote to Reuven Rivlin on Twitter. "We are all children of God; an attack on one Religion is an attack on all of us."

Also, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attacks. "This is an attack on all of humanity," wrote Erdogan on Twitter. Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan said the solidarity of his country with Sri Lanka in this hour of sorrow.

travel advice updates

The EDA updated after the series of attacks its travel advice for Sri Lanka: It would "continue to latent political tensions, and it is to be expected throughout the country with demonstrations and riots. Inform you before and during the trip in the media and from the development of the situation. Avoid political discussions, even on social media. Avoid demonstrations of any kind, and follow the instructions of local authorities."

In Sri Lanka had raged for 26 years of a bloody civil war that went on in 2009 to the end of. The rebel group called the liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had fought for an independent Tamil state in the North of the country. The Tamils are Hindus, the majority of. The army defeated the insurgents, finally, with all the hardness. The UN accuses both sides of war crimes. (nlu/sz/sda)

Created: 21.04.2019, 11:48 PM

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