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Press note > Mohsin Durrani
PRESS NOTE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION:
Secretary General International Human Rights Commission Sir Rafal Marcin Wasik & the TEAM IHRC said that their thoughts are with the people of Srilanka & IHRC strongly condemn such cowardly acts against Humanity.
At least 150 people have been killed, including nine foreigners, and hundreds injured after explosions in three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, according to police sources.
The blasts hit several 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.
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 has called an emergency meeting, the Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Harsha de Silva, said in a tweet. "Emergency meeting called in a few minutes. Rescue operations underway," he tweeted.
Secretary General
Rafał Marcin Wasik
International Human Rights Commission

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