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Statement of the Government of Maldives on the series of explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

21 April 2019

The Government of Maldives is deeply shocked and concerned by reports of multiple explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Government of Maldives strongly condemns these cowardly acts of terrorism and stands shoulder to shoulder with the Government and people of Sri Lanka during this difficult time of national crisis and grief. 

The Government and people of Maldives extend their heartfelt condolences and prayers for all those affected by these heinous attacks. 

The Government of Maldives is closely monitoring the status of Maldivians in Colombo. For information or enquiries and consular assistance, the Maldivian Community may please contact the following Consular Hotlines:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives:  +960 7983400.
Embassy of Maldives, Colombo: +9472727702, +94766942654