Indonesia Condemns Sri Lanka`s Church and Hotel Bombings

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  • A blood-spattered statue of Jesus Christ is pictured while crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast, as the sun shines through the blown-out roof, inside St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. More than 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

    A blood-spattered statue of Jesus Christ is pictured while crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast, as the sun shines through the blown-out roof, inside St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. More than 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

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Government strongly condemned the coordinated bombings striking several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning.

    The government and the people of Indonesia conveyed deep condolences to the victims and their families.  

    As revealed by a press statement made available to ANTARA on Sunday, the Indonesian Embassy in Colombo kept monitoring the progress of the situation and had coordinated with local security authorities, hospitals and local Indonesian citizen associations.

    The Indonesian Foreign Ministry confirmed that none of Indonesian citizens felt victims of these bombing attacks.

    Read also: Bombs Kill More Than 200 in Sri Lankan Churches, Hotels on Easter

    There are around 374 Indonesian citizens in Sri Lanka, where 140 of them domiciled in the capital city of Colombo.

    The Indonesian Government believes that the Sri Lankan Government could handle the situation well, and was also willing to provide the necessary assistance.

    The Indonesian Government also calls on its citizens in Sri Lanka to remain vigilant and cautious and follow directions from the local security authorities.

    For families and relatives pf the Indonesians living in Sri Lanka who are willing to have further information and consular assistance, they can contact the KBRI Colombo hotline at +94772773127.

    ANTARA