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3 Indians killed in Sri Lanka serial blasts: Ministry of External Affairs 

File photo: Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church in Colombo. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 21, 2019, 08.37 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Three Indians have lost their lives in the serial blasts in Sri Lanka that killed over 200 people on Sunday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet said, "The Indian High Commission in Colombo has conveyed that the National Hospital has informed them about the death of three Indian nationals."

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Swaraj, earlier in the day, spoke to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana who informed that 207 people have died in the blasts that also injured around 450 people.

As many as eight blasts occurred across churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and conveyed his condolences.

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India has also offered all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as terrorism.

President Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet said, "Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in a civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka".

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The serial blasts have shattered the stability and peace that Colombo had achieved after the defeat of terror group LTTE in 2009.

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Swaraj, earlier in the day, spoke to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana who informed that 207 people have died in the blasts that also injured around 450 people