Showing signs of solidarity with the Island nation, Dubai’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa, lit up with colours of Sri Lanka’s national flag.
The tallest and most famous skyscraper in the world was lit up Thursday and it hoped for a world built on tolerance and coexistence.
“Here’s to a world built on tolerance and coexistence,” tweeted the official Twitter handle of the Burj Khalifa on Thursday. The tweet shared a photo of the building on which the flag of the country was projected.
It wasn’t just the iconic building that was lit up in support. The headquarters of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Marina Mall, the Capital Tower and Shaikh Zayed Bridge and all prominent structures in the UAE were bathed in colours of the Sri Lankan flag.
Nine suicide bombers, believed to be the members of a local Islamist extremist group National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches, two of them Catholic, and three luxury hotels packed with Easter worshippers on Sunday, killing at 253 people and wounding more than 500 others.