President Jokowi Condemns Sri Lanka Bombings

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 22 April 2019
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ColomboPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo strongly condemned a series of blasts in various locations in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday (21/4) at around 9 a.m. local time.

“Indonesia strongly condemns the attacks in Sri Lanka. On behalf of all the people of Indonesia, I express deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the entire family of the victims. Hopefully the injured victims can recover soon,” President Jokowi tweeted in his twitter account @jokowi, Sunday (21/4) night.

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release said that the Indonesian Embassy in Colombo continued to monitor the progress of the situation and had coordinated with local security authorities, hospitals and the association of Indonesian citizens.

“Until now there has been no information about Indonesian citizens who are victims of the incident,” the Ministry wrote, adding that there are around 374 Indonesian citizens living in Sri Lanka, with approximately 140 people in Colombo, the capital city.
The Indonesian Government believes that the Sri Lankan Government can handle the situation well and is also willing to provide necessary assistances.

“The Government calls on Indonesian citizens in Sri Lanka to remain vigilant and follow directions from local security authorities,” wrote the Ministry.

Families and relatives who need further information and consular assistance can contact the Indonesian Embassy in Colombo through hotline +94772773127. (Directorate of Information of Ministry of Foreign Affairs / ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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