The blasts are said to have happened during Easter services in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa, with more than 50 live being taken at St Sebastian's in Negombo alone.
It has also been reported that the Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels in the capital city of Colombo were also targetted.
At this time no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks with the British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, James Dauris condemned the attacks and offered his thoughts to all those involved.
The foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has added that he is 'deeply shocked' by the attacks, calling it 'particularly wicked to target worshippers on Easter Sunday.'
In the wake of these types of events, you are more than likely to see several stories and posts on social media, claiming to show images and videos from the attack and potentially spreading misinformation despite little being made available to the public at this time.
If you happen to see anything along those lines, here are a few things that you can do that will help the authorities and avoid any confusion.
1. Get your information from official news sources
Many people will share their thoughts and what they believe has happened in Sri Lanka in the next few hours.
However, if you do feel that you must share any stories it is imperative that they are from only trusted sources of information that come from verified news outlets.
If you are currently residing in Sri Lanka you can contact the police via the following methods: