The Sri Lanka authorities, who had announced the death of a Frenchman among the victims of the expectations, acknowledged “an error” of nationality.
In the aftermath of the deadly attacks that killed more than 320 people and wounded 500 others on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka , local authorities announced the deaths of 31 foreign nationals . They announced the death of a Frenchman. This Tuesday 23rd April, 2019, they recognised a “mistake” of nationality.
This coordinated wave of kamikaze attacks targeted luxury hotels and churches filled with Christians on the occasion of Easter Sunday.
In France, where the spokesman of Foreign Ministry “condemned” Sunday “in the strongest terms the appalling attacks perpetrated against churches where Sunday was celebrated Easter Mass as well as several hotels in Colombo,” two lines telephone numbers have been made available, one for travelers departing from France (01 43 17 51 00), and the other for those who are in Sri Lanka 00 94 11 26 39 442.
Couvre-feu jusqu’au 22/04 à 06h du matin heure locale
Évitez tt déplacement non impératif
Trafic aéroportuaire fortement perturbé : arrivez au moins 4h à l’avance (passeport / billet d’avion)
Amb. de France au Sri Lanka : +94 11 26 39 442https://t.co/oU01NjTkrG pic.twitter.com/pTQ1tlmuN9
— France Diplomatie🇫🇷 (@francediplo) April 21, 2019