Inquiries from Sri Lankan communities about providing assistance to the people affected by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks

His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has announced that the Arch Doicese of Colombo has set up a Special Fund, to be managed by Caritas, which can be used by benefactors to send donations for the benefit of the affected people as well as the reconstruction of the affected churches. The video of the Cardinal's announcement is available at

Details of the Fund are as follows:

Account name:   Archbishop of Colombo

Bank:   Commercial Bank Borella branch

A/C no:   1190038741


Sri Lanka Tourism is deeply shocked and saddened by the Easter attacks that took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their families, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
In the immediate aftermath of the explosions we deployed our trained emergency response teams and have representatives in hospitals, affected hotels and the airport to assist tourists in any way possible including hotel transfers, airline bookings, airport transfer, itinerary changes, hospital treatment, contacting their loved ones and reuniting missing family members through their respective missions.

We wish to inform the loved ones of those injured, deceased or missing that wish to travel to Sri Lanka that our teams are in place and will facilitate the local hospitality upon their arrivals at the airport.

Please contact Ms. Madubhani Perem, Director/Marketing +94 773986553 (madu(at) or Mr. Viranga Bandara,  Assistant Director + 94 772907275 (viranga(at) ) of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau for assistance in this regard.


The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has declared 23 April 2019 as the "National Day of Mourning" to remember and respect the victims of the explosions took place in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019.

A book of Condolences is opened at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Weyringergasse, 33 (4th Floor), 1040, Vienna on the following days and time:

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 from 1300 hrs - 1600hrs
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Thursday, 25 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Friday, 26 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1200 hrs and 1300hrs - 1700 hrs

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria

President condemns dastardly attack and calls for restraint and patience Orders swift investigations to find culprits behind conspiracy

President Maithripla Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of religious worship and other civilian establishments.

He said that that he has instructed all law enforcement agencies and defence services to take every possible step to maintain law and order and conduct speedy investigations into the dastardly attack and bring the culprits and those who were behind this conspiracy to book.

“I have given instructions to take very stern action against the persons who are responsible for this conspiracy,” the President said and added that all required steps have been taken to fulfill the responsibilities as a government.

President Sirisena appealed to the nation to act with utmost restraint and patience, and not to be misled by baseless rumours and false stories. He also urged the people to extend unstinted support and cooperation to the government for the steps taken at this trying occasion.

Hon. Prime Minister's Statement (Sinhala, Tamil & English) on the Blast Incident

On behalf of the Government, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the injured persons and the relations of the deceased consequent to the recent attacks occured this morning. I see this as an attempt to make the country and its economy unstable.

I condemn these attacks which targeted religious places and some hotels. We all should join hands to protect law and order. I have already instructed the Secretary/ Defence, Tri Forces Commanders and the Inspector General of Police to take stringent action to ensure law and order in the country.

Further, I and some ministers had a discussion with HE the President in this regard. Secretary to the President, Attorney General, Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary / Disaster Management and Security Chiefs were among the present.
Law will be strictly enforced against the persons those who are responsible for these attacks after finalizing the investigations.
We shall bear with this unfortunate situation and work together to uphold the law and order.

Thank you!

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