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Bulletin: On the Bombing in Sri Lanka

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21 April 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) extends its condolences to the families of the fatalities from the multiple bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka today.

Ambassador to Bangladesh Vicente Vivencio C. Bandillo said that the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka contacted Philippine Honorary Consul to Colombo Hugh Sriyal Dissanayake, who informed them that they are in touch with the Filipino community in the area. The community leaders reported that so far, there has been no report of any Filipino hurt in the explosions.

Update on Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka – 24 April 2019

 

As at Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1900 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 36. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, one (01) from Spain, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, one (01) from USA, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Update on Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka 23 April 2019

As at Tuesday, 23rd  April 2019 4.00 pm, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 34. The fatalities are: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, ten (10) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, one (01) from Spain, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Messages of Condolence on Easter Sunday Attacks

Australia Bahrain Belgium Canada CITES   Commonwealth   Croatia Cyprus European Commission European Council European Parliament Finland  France India  Luxembourg Montenegro Norway Switzerland  Turkey United Kingdom United Nations – Secretary General UNHCR United Kingdom World Economic Forum

Update Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka

As at Monday 22nd April 2019 7.00 pm, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 31. The fatalities are: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eight (08) from India, one (01) from France, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from The Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, one (01) from Spain, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Statement from Sri Lanka Tourism (SLTDA and SLTPB)

Following the acts of terror that took place on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka Tourism have continued to engage with high-level government officials and tourism stakeholders in order to assess the current situation and have taken necessary steps to ensure all possible assistance is provided to tourists in need of help.

Media Release

Following the explosions that took place in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, earlier today, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as deceased at the National Hospital in Colombo stands at eleven.  The fatalities are: three (03) from India, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Turkey, three (03) from the UK, and two (02) holding US and UK nationalities.

President’s Statement during Easter Sunday multiple incidents in Sri Lanka

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Third Meeting of Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF), International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) to be held in Colombo from 5 – 7 2019

Sri Lanka will be hosting the Third meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) and the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Colombo from 5 to 7 April 2019. Approximately (90) ninety participants representing political parties in Asia and Europe are expected to be in attendance at this International Conference.

Statement by Hon. Tilak Marapana, PC, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka (Head of the Sri Lanka Delegation) 40th Session of the Human Rights Council 21st March 2019

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The Government of Sri Lanka considers Resolution 40/L.1 mandating an extension of two years until March 2021, to make further progress on human rights, reconciliation and accountability, as a mark of recognition of Sri Lanka’s political commitment and the progressive steps already taken by the Government since 2015.