Minister of Immigration Dr. Nabila Makram said on Monday that there were no Egyptians among the victims of the terrorist attacks that targeted three hotels and churches in Sri Lanka during Easter Sunday on April 21.
According to a statement issued by the ministry، Makram contacted Egyptian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Hussein Al-Saharti immediately after the incident to check on Egyptians in the country.
The immigration minister explained that the Egyptian community in Sri Lanka is about 150 people.
Eight suicide bombers took part in the attacks that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500، investigators said on Monday.
Most of the dead and wounded were Sri Lankans although government officials said 32 foreigners were killed، including British، U.S.، Turkish، Indian، Chinese، Danish، Dutch and Portuguese nationals.
Denmark’s richest man Anders HolchPovlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the attacks، a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm said.