Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam strongly condemned a series of coordinated bombings witnessed across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning، striking hotels and churches during Easter Mass، killing at least 160 people and injuring 500 others.
In a statement، Allam said that "targeting places of worship، shedding the blood of innocent and defenseless people and spreading hatred and fomenting sedition among people of the same nation are abhorrent acts that are prohibited by all religions".
He called on Sri Lankan nationals to cooperate with security bodies for revealing those behind these terrorist attacks.
Allam offered condolences to the families of the victims، wishing the injured speedy recovery.
At least 160 people were killed and hundreds injured as multiple blasts hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka as worshippers attended Easter Sunday services.
At least 45 people were reported dead in Colombo، where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo north of the capital، with another 25 dead at a church in the town of Batticaloa، in the east of the country.