OTTAWA — The federal government is warning Canadians in Sri Lanka to limit their movements and avoid affected areas after a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people.
Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement warning that the situation in the island nation remains “volatile,” and more attacks are possible.
The government has also warned that the High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka in the capital Colombo will be closed on Monday due to the security situation.
Justin Trudeau also reacting to the attack, condemning the incident.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka: https://t.co/8hlZgXXysQ
— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) April 21, 2019
Absolutely horrific news from Sri Lanka. Canada strongly condemns the heinous attacks on Christians at churches and hotels. Our hearts & thoughts are with the families & loved ones of those killed and all those injured.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 21, 2019
The attacks resulting in so many victims in the churches and hotels in Sri Lanka leave us in profound shock. We must always fight hate and intolerance wherever they arise. Our most sincere condolences to all those affected.
— GGJuliePayette (@GGJuliePayette) April 21, 2019
Sri Lanka’s government has imposed a nationwide curfew and blocked access to social media in the wake of the attacks at churches, hotels and a guesthouse on Easter Sunday.
The country’s foreign minister says at least 27 foreigners were among those killed in the coordinated attacks, but it’s not clear if any Canadians are among the victims.
The Sri Lankan defence minister says seven suspects linked to the blasts have been arrested.
— with files from The Associated Press
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