"It is absolutely barbaric to see such violent attacks on such a holy day. Whoever is behind these attacks must be dealt with immediately. My thoughts and prayers are with the families that lost loved ones and all of Sri Lanka," Mr Rajapaksa said in a tweet on today (April 21).
"We will not tolerate such violence, such acts of terrorism, of cowardice within our borders once again. We will stand together and rise up against it as one voice. We will stand united as a nation. #UnitedWeStand.”
In a seperate statement, Mr. Rajapaksa had said that innocent people are forced to bear the brunt of security forces and intelligence units being