Modi makes surprise visit to Sri Lankan church bombed on Easter

02:47 PM | 9 Jun, 2019
Modi makes surprise visit to Sri Lankan church bombed on Easter
COLOMBO - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled stop on Sunday at a Catholic church in Colombo bombed during the string of attacks on Easter.

Modi turned up in St Anthony's shrine ahead of his official welcome to Sri Lanka and President Maithripala Sirisena's office.

"I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again," the newly elected Indian leader stated on Twitter.

He continued that cowardly acts of terror could not defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka, pledging support for people of Sri Lanka.

The BJP leader is stopping in Colombo on his return home after an official visit to the neighbouring Maldives.

Over 200 Sri Lankans were left dead when terrorists launched attacks on multiple churches across the country on the occasion of Easter; the incident jolted Colombo and Christian community across the world.

It was also reported that the attacks were retaliation to the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand in which over 4 dozen Muslims were left dead.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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