Easter Sunday Attack: death-toll increased to 310
The death toll following the Easter Sunday bomb explosions has increased to 310.
The number of injured individuals is now at 480. They are being treated at the following hospitals;
- Colombo National Hospital
- District General Hospital Negombo
- Colombo North Teaching Hospital (Ragama Hospital)
- Colombo South Teaching Hospital (Kalubowila Hospital)
- Batticaloa General Hospital
According to the Ministry of Health, there are 41 unidentified bodies still remaining at hospitals.
The Ministry says that people with minor injuries have been treated and sent home. 29 individuals are currently being treated at the Colombo National Hospital ICU.
Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that 102 dead bodies have been taken to the District General Hospital Negombo. 92 of them have been handed over to relatives following post-mortem examinations.
There are 140 dead bodies at the Colombo National Hospital. Post-Mortem examinations have been conducted on 89 of them.
The Batticaloa Teaching Hospital received 29 dead bodies. 23 of them were handed over to relatives following Post-Mortem Examinations.
A total of 35 unidentified bodies remain in several hospitals as nobody has arrived to identify them. 6 such bodies remain in the Ragama Hospital.
Colombo National Hospital currently has 20 dead bodies of foreign nationals. According to hospital sources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been notified.
22 foreigners treated for minor injuries have now left the Colombo National Hospital.