New Delhi sources stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up the president and the premier of Sri Lanka and conveyed heartfelt condolences over the loss of over 160 lives in terrorist attacks in the island nation on Sunday. Meanwhile during his conversations with Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Modi condemned the serial terrorist attacks in the strongest terms, perpetrated at sites including religious places and during a religious festival, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.
Furthermore condemning the blasts, Modi said there is no place for barbarism in the region and that India stands in solidarity with the people of the island nation. Modi said "Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region". "My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured”.
Modi said later addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh "Hundreds of innocent people were killed by terrorist in Sri Lanka. They were doing prayers in Church and celebrating Easter, at that time, terrorists killed scores of people including children and women and he expresses his condolence". He added "India is standing by Sri Lanka and is ready for any help in the time of crisis”.