The pastor of an Evangelical church that was bombed on Easter Sunday says that he and his congregants forgive the attackers.
Rev. Roshan Mahesan appeared in a video on a Christian charity's Facebook page.
In the video Mahesan says that 28 people were killed in the blast and over 70 others are still in hospital.
"We love you and we forgive you. No matter what you have done to us we love you because we believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ."
Mahesan says that while he and his people are hurt and angry, they also offer forgiveness to the attackers.
"We say to the suicide bomber, and also to the group that sent the suicide bomber, that we love you and we forgive you. No matter what you have done to us we love you because we believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ."
In the video, the pastor explains to the terrorists that on the cross Jesus took time to forgive those who harmed him.
"We also, who follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ, we say for the Lord to forgive these people."
Mahesan says to the attackers that as Christians he and his church members are above religion and culture, and so is Jesus.
"Jesus looks at you as a person. He doesn't look at your religion. He doesn't look at your culture. He doesn't look at anything. For Him, you are His child. We are all lost. Jesus came into this world to seek and find the lost. We were lost, and we continue that ministry."
Mahesan also took the opportunity to thank all those who reached out with messages of condolences and prayers.
"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Every word you speak brings such comfort and strength. And we will stand and continue what the Lord has purposed in our life."