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.

The French national who was reported as killed in the Ministry media release of 22nd April is a case of mistaken identity of nationality.

Additionally, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

Sixteen (16) foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo while others have been treated and discharged.

The Foreign Ministry continues to be in close contact with the relevant hospital authorities to identify the remaining victims. The Ministry will continue to monitor the welfare of the foreign nationals receiving treatment.

An emergency hotline to assist families of the affected foreign nationals is operational at +94 112323015.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

23 April 2019