Unic Press UK: The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has condemned Sri Lanka terrorist attacks Sunday in which almost 300 people died and hundreds of people were injured inside churches and hotels as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter.
A statement Sunday attributable to the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General reads:
“The Secretary-General is outraged by the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a sacred day for Christians around the world. He recalls the sanctity of all places of worship. He hopes the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice.
The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Sri Lanka, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He commends the leadership demonstrated by the authorities and unity of the people of Sri Lanka in the wake of the attacks.
The Secretary-General reiterates the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka in this difficult moment for the nation.”
Explosions caused by terrorists occurred Sunday in several places, including three luxury hotels in Colombo, three Catholic churches. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks.