Something went wrong with the connection!
 Breaking News
  • Mizoram: ‘Songbird of India’ Known as the ‘Songbird of India’, the northeastern state of Mizoram is one of the smallest states in India. The moderate climate of Mizoram, which is comfortable even during summer,...
  • World tourism numbers up 4% in first half of 2019: UN MADRID: International tourist arrivals rose by 4 per cent in the first half of 2019, but trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty could hinder growth, the UN World Tourism Organisation has...
  • Minister for religious circuit in Himachal to generate more revenue SHIMLA: Union Minister Anurag Thakur has advised the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh to develop a religious circuit to generate more revenue and employment. Talking to reporters...
  • Climbers to make autumn Everest ascent after 9 years KATHMANDU: At least 10 mountaineers are preparing to make a bid to scale Mount Everest, breaking a nine-year hiatus in climbing the world’s highest peak during autumn. Four American, four...
  • Like wine from France’s Rhone Valley? Head to Walla Walla SALLY CARPENTER HALE WALLA WALLA, Washington: Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn...
  • MP tourism policy to focus on air connectivity for visitors BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government is formulating a new tourism policy to ensure better air connectivity to visitors and to provide jobs to local youths, state Tourism Minister Surendra Singh...
  • Gauri behind ‘Baazigar’ look Celebrity interior designer Gauri Khan has shared a still of actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol from their song “Ye kaali kaali aankhen”, revealing that she designed her husband’s look...
  • ‘Feels like yesterday’ It’s been nine-years in the industry for actress Sonakshi Sinha, who says she does not know where the time flew because it “feels like just yesterday”. Sonakshi made her debut in...
  • ‘Girl crush’ dinner Actress Kriti Sanon had impromptu dinner plans with Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who she fondly called her “girl crush”, after New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Kriti took to Instagram, where...
  • Ayushmann’s dream girl With the countdown to his next release “Dream Girl” already on, actor Ayushmann Khurrana took out time to post a pose with his real-life dream girl – wife Tahira Kashyap....

8 Indians die in Lanka blasts, highest number among foreigners killed: Lankan Foreign Ministry

8 Indians die in Lanka blasts, highest number among foreigners killed: Lankan Foreign Ministry
April 23
10:37 2019

COLOMBO: Eight Indians have been killed in a string of devastating suicide blasts that struck churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the biggest casualty figure among the 31 foreigners who died in the attack, according to figures released by the Lankan foriegn ministry on Monday.

Seven suicide bombers believed to be members of an Islamist extremist group – the National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) – carried out a series blasts that tore through three churches and luxury hotels on Sunday, killing 290 people and wounding 500 others, including Indians, in the country’s worst terror attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but police have so far arrested 24 people – mostly members of the local Islamist extremist group called the National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) – in connection with the blasts.
Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said that as of Monday April 22, 2019, the number of foreign nationals who have been killed is 31.

“It include, eight from India, six from the United Kingdom, two each from China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, one each from France, Japan, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and Spain while two others holding dual nationalities of the US and the UK and two holding dual citizenship of Australia and Sri Lanka,” the statement said.

The ministry further added that at present, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.
Meanwhile, Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe said that the post mortem examinations, being performed in the presence of six judicial medical officers and two magistrates, of the blast victims are in the final stage.

Out of the 102 bodies received at the Negombo General Hospital 92 have been handed over to the relatives, Jasinghe said.
Post mortems on 89 out of 140 bodies at the Colombo National Hospital are over and no one has turned up for identification of 35 bodies. Also, 20 bodies of foreign nationals were yet to be identified at the Colombo National Hospital, where at least 22 foreigners received treatment, following the blasts.

Similarly, at the Batticoloa Hospital, post mortems have been concluded on 23 of the 29 bodies it received, the official said. PTI

Comments

comments

Related Articles

Polls

Has Chandrayaan-2 enhanced India's image in the world?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

E-paper Latest Edition

Subscribe to our Digital Edition

Epaper

ADVERTISEMENT – INKASA INTERIORS

Inkasa Interiors | Interior Designer in Delhi

ADVERTISEMENT – Ponderosa Homes

Ponderosa Homes

50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

50-ad-Indiapost

It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

ADVERTISEMENT – Star Tours

Star Tours

ADVERTISEMENT – Global Holidays

Global Holidays Early Bird Discounts

POPULAR CATEGORIES

Follow us On Twitter

Happy teachers day to all the teachers who somehow, somewhere not only invested their time into us but also taught… https://t.co/Ni7FTFD6O9
h J R
@Indiapost_News
Our deepest sympathy to Shri Jagannath Mishra's family. In this time of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with th… https://t.co/ygCPRNu1Ps
h J R
@Indiapost_News
Not all parts of Article 370 to be valid in Jammu & Kashmir: Home Minister Amit Shah. @AmitShah @narendramodihttps://t.co/zkrf5wfpHm
h J R
@Indiapost_News
New York’s India Day Parade to honour valour, the sacrifice of Armed Forces Read: https://t.co/PZwBYlrPDWhttps://t.co/YNNjkxtG5s
h J R
@Indiapost_News

Facebook

Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email

Download Media Kit

India Post Media Kit