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A file photo of Sushma Swaraj
A file photo of Sushma Swaraj

Three Indians among over 200 killed in Sri Lanka serial blasts

  • Swaraj said the Indian High Commission has conveyed that National Hospital has informed them about the death of 3 Indian nationals
  • Swaraj confirmed there were 8 blasts in all in Sri Lanka — in churches, high end hotels and a guest house — on Easter Sunday

New Delhi: Three Indian nationals were among the over 200 people killed in the eight blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday, Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said in a Twitter post.

The “Indian High Commission in Colombo has conveyed that National Hospital has informed them about the death of three Indian nationals. Their names are Lokashini, Narayan Chandrashekhar and Ramesh. We are ascertaining further details," Swaraj said in her Twitter post.

Swaraj confirmed there were eight blasts in all in Sri Lanka — in churches, high end hotels and a guest house — on Easter Sunday.

“There is further update from Colombo. In all eight bomb blasts have taken place — one more in a guest house in Dehiwela near Colombo and another in a housing colony in Dematagoda in Colombo," Swaraj said.

She later twitted that Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has clarified that name of the Indian national killed in the terror blast is Lakshmi and not Lokashini.

“There were three bomb blasts in Churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. There have been three blasts in Shangrila, Cinnamon Grand Kingsbury hotels in Colombo," Swaraj said.

“I conveyed to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka that India is ready to provide all humanitarian assistance. In case required, we are ready to despatch our medical teams as well,"’Swaraj said in another tweet.

Over 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Reuters contributed to this report

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