The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Washington National Cathedral jointly organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance dedicated for the people of Sri Lanka at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC on Sunday, 05th May 2019 

Acting Deputy Assistant  Secretary for Security and Transnational Affairs,  Thomas Vajda, accompanied by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, David Ranz and International Relations Officer for Sri Lanka, Jason Evans  met the Chargé d’Affaires , Sarath Dissanayake at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on 25th April 2019 and

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.

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.

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

Seventeen (17) foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital and a private hospital 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

Colombo

22 April 2019

The Embassy of Sri Lanka has assigned the following points of contacts in the Mission to facilitate / respond to all public inquiries with regard to the present situation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of attacks on Sunday, April 21st, 2019.

The following officers may be contacted on matters related to Consular Affairs, Security, Media, Travel and Tourism, and any other matters of concern.

For Urgent Inquires Contact Details
Mr. Sarath Dissanayake
Charge d’Affaires, a.i.  
202-816-9666
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For Security Related Matters  
Rear Admiral Dharmendra Wettewa
Minister (Defence)  
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For Media & US Citizens Related Matters  
Mrs. Priyanga Wickramasinghe Minister (Political & Media)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For Sri Lankans Living in the USA  
Mr. Thushara Rodrigo Minister (Administration)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For Travel & Tourism Matters  
Mr. Sumedha Ponnamperuma  Minister (Commercial)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mission Hotline  
Mr. Chatura Perera
Counsellor  
202-580-9546
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Consular Related Matters  
Mr. Niranga Palipana
 Second Secretary (Consular)  
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Inquires on Affected Foreign Nationals  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka   +94112323015

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Washington D.C,

April 21st, 2019

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For Immediate Release

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO

April 21, 2019

Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. Attacks on innocent people gathering in a place of worship or enjoying a holiday meal are affronts to the universal values and freedoms that we hold dear, and demonstrate yet again the brutal nature of radical terrorists whose sole aim is to threaten peace and security.

The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wishes a quick recovery to all who were injured. While many details of the attacks are still emerging, we can confirm that several U.S. citizens were among those killed. The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families.

These vile attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States remains resolved in our fight to defeat terrorism. We stand with the Sri Lankan government and people as they confront violent extremism and have offered our assistance as they work to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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