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Foreign Ministry confirms all Palestinians in Sri Lanka are well

April 21, 2019 6:57 P.M. (Updated: April 22, 2019 11:25 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry confirmed, on Sunday, that all Palestinians in Sri Lanka are safe and well following a series of bombings across Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo.

The ministry said that the Palestinian ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Palestinian Embassy are following up on the situation of the Palestinian community and tourists in Sri Lanka, and is in contact with them to check on their safety and find out their whereabouts to facilitate getting in contacts with them.

A series of coordinated bombings struck Colombo City on Sunday, targeting mostly churches and hotels. Up until now, more than 200 people have been killed and 400 others were injured.
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe convened Sri Lanka's top military officials at an emergency meeting of the National Security Council following the bombings and called for an emergency convening of the nation's parliament on Monday.
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