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.

Human remains of 13 foreign nationals have been repatriated to date.

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

Twelve (12) foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo while others have been discharged from hospital following treatment.

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
Colombo

24 April 2019