WELLINGTON, April 21 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended her condolences to the government and people of Sri Lanka following multiple bombings that ripped through the island country on Sunday.
"New Zealand condemns all acts of terrorism, and our resolve has only been strengthened by the attack on our soil on the 15th of March. To see an attack in Sri Lanka while people were in churches and at hotels is devastating," Ardern said.
"New Zealand rejects all forms of extremism and stands for freedom of religion and the right to worship safely. Collectively we must find the will and the answers to end such violence."
Ardern offered New Zealand's sympathy and support to Sri Lanka at this difficult time.
Multiple explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday leaving over 200 dead and more than 200 injured. There has been no claim of responsibility so far for the multiple blasts.