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Consulate General of Sri Lanka

Explosions in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka High Commission has assigned the following points of contact to respond/assist public inquires on the situation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the explosions on Sunday  21stApril, 2019.

 

The following officers may be contacted on matters related to Consular Affairs, Media, Travel and Tourism or any other matters of concern. Please note that the High Commission will only respond to specific queries of concern and relevance and not to general queries on the situation.

 

For Urgent Inquires                                                                      Contact Details


Mission Hotline                                                                             613-233-8449

Mrs. J. Ellepola/ Mr. S.Amarakoon                                                             slhcit@rogers.com

 

For Consular Matters 613-233-3994

Mrs.S. Khan                                                                                         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                                                                                                613-233-3994

 

For Media, Travel and Tourism                                                            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                                             

Mrs.Mithila Perera                                                                                613-233-1550   

                                                                            

24 hour hotline for inquires on affected foreign nationals

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka                                                     +94 11 232 3015

 

In addition to the above, the following Sri Lanka Police helpline is also available for assistance.

 

Sri Lanka Police Helpline                                                            +94 11 232 2485

 

 

Sri Lanka High Commission

Ottawa

21st April 2019

 

Emergency Contact details in Sri Lanka

The following official can be Contacted with regard to any Consular and Media inquiries one the explosions that occurred on 21/04/2019 Sri Lanka

 

Consular /Ministry of  Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka

1.Mr. U.L. Mohommed Jauhar
   Director General /Consular Affairs
   Mobile:+94 774 513 222

 

2.Ms. Sachini Dias

  Assistant Director / Consular Affairs

  Mobile : +94 766 230 974

 

Media/Ministry of  Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka

1.Mrs. Saroja Sirisena

Director General / Public Diplomacy

Mobile : +94 777 328 8348

 

2.Mr. Niluka Kadurugamuwa

Director / Public Diplomacy

Mobile : +94 773 398 9623

 

3.Mr.Thulan Bandara

Assistant Director /Public Diplomacy

Mobile : +94 714 253 117

 

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.

Additionally, while nine foreign nationals are reported missing, there are twenty five unidentified bodies believed to be of foreigners at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

Furthermore, as at 6pm today, 19 foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

Directors of Negombo and Batticaloa General Hospitals and the Colombo North Teaching Hospital have informed the Foreign Ministry that no foreigners have been admitted with injuries or declared dead at their respective hospitals.

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and Tourism, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Secretary S. Hettiarachchi visited the Colombo National Hospital this afternoon where victims were receiving treatment and also the mortuary to express condolences to the bereaved families. The respective Colombo-based Heads of Mission of the countries of the deceased as well as Sri Lanka Missions overseas have been informed of the casualties.

The Foreign Ministry is in close contact with the relevant hospital authorities on the identification of 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 will be operational 24 hours at +94 112323015.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

21 April 2019

 

Hon.Prime Minister's Statement

On behalf of the Government,  I would  like to offer my deepest  sympathies  to the injured persons and the relations  of the deceased  consequent  to the recent attacks occurred  this morning.  I see this as an attempt to make the country and its economy unstable.

I condemn these attacks which targeted religious places and some hotels. We all should join hands to protect law and order. I have already instructed the Secretary I Defence, Tri Forces Commanders and the Inspector General of Police to take stringent action to ensure law and order in the country.

Further, I and some ministers had a discussion with HE the President in this regard.  Secretary to the President, Attorney General, and Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary I Disaster Management and Security Chiefs were among the present.

Law will be strictly enforced against the persons those who are responsible for these attacks after finalizing the investigations,

We shall bear with this unfortunate situation and work together to uphold the law and order.

Thank you!

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