Death toll of Indians in Sri Lanka rises to 10

According to the latest information, the death toll for Indian victims in the deadly Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka has soared to 10.

Death toll of Indians in Sri Lanka rises to 10

The deadly serial blasts in the island nation killed 310 people on Easter Sunday. So far, no terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The death toll for Indian victims in the deadly Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts has gone up to 10, as per the latest information by the High Commission of India in Colombo.

The deadly serial blasts in the island nation killed 310 people on Easter Sunday. So far, no terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The country observed a nationwide three-minute silence Tuesday to pay homage to the more than 300 victims.

National flags were lowered and people bowed their heads as the silence began at 8:30 am local time, the time the first of the attacks occurred on Sunday.

“We have declared today a day of national mourning, we urge people to raise a white flag in honour of the victims,” said Kamal Padmasiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

He said a 3-minute silence was observed nationwide and the national flag will be flown at half-mast.

Seven suicide bombers believed to be members of an Islamist extremist group – the National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ – carried out a series blasts that ripped through three churches and luxury hotels on Sunday, killing over 300 people and wounding more than 500 others, including 10 Indians, in the country’s worst terror attack.

A string of eight blasts was reported on Sunday, including at three churches in

Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district during Easter services. The Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand luxury hotels, all in the capital, were also targeted.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but police have arrested 24 people – mostly members of the NIJ – in connection with the blasts.

The funerals of most of the victims at the St Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, Negombo will be held this afternoon.