Mortal remains of 9 Indians killed in Sri Lanka bombings sent
The mortal remains of nine of ten Indians killed in Sri Lanka bomb blasts on Easter Sunday had been sent to India on Wednesday. A total of 10 Indians lost their lives in Sri Lanka blast that killed more than 360 people. the fate of the mortal remain of the 10th person is still not known.
India’s High Commission released the details of the Indian victims. They have been identified as SR Nagaraj, H Shivakumar, KG Hanumantraiyappa, KM Lakshminarayana, M Rangappa, V Tulasi Ram, A Maregowda, H Puttaraju and R Lakshman Gowda. According to media reports, the bodies were sent through four separate planes. The planes have landed in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
The death toll in the multiple bomb blasts that rocked Sri Lanka during Easter celebrations has risen to 360 on Wednesday. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara also said Wednesday morning that 18 suspects were arrested overnight, raising the total detained to 58.
The Defence Minister revealed that “The intelligence agencies have reported that there were international organisations behind these acts of local terrorists. Hence, it has been decided to seek international assistance for investigations.”
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to meet foreign envoys and high commissioners. He will brief them on the bombings and will seek international assistance. Sri Lanka marked national mourning on Tuesday. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the entire nation mourned the “senseless loss of innocent lives” lost in the multiple blasts.
Ranil Wickremesinghe wrote on Twitter, “I would like to thank the military and police forces, the medical personnel and all those who have worked bravely and tirelessly without concern for their own safety, to ensure the safety and security of our citizens. It is imperative that we remain unified as Sri Lankans in the face of this unspeakable tragedy.”
A series of eight devastating blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21. During these blasts, more than 360 people were killed and more than 600 others were injured. Eight Indian nationals were among 360 victims of the bomb blast in Churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.