Six Indians were among the 290 killed in the multiple explosions that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Two members of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) were among the five Indians who were died in bomb blast. On Monday morning, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy confirmed that the two were part of a seven-member team of JDS workers from Karnataka who were touring the island nation.
"I am shocked to hear that a seven-member team of JD-S workers from Karnataka, who were touring Colombo, has gone missing after the bomb blasts. Two of them are feared killed in the terror strike. I am in constant touch with the Indian High Commission on the reports of those missing," he tweeted.
Mr. Kumaraswamy said that he knew the party workers personally. "External Affairs Minister @SushmaSwaraj has confirmed the death of two Kannadigas, K.G. Hanumantharayappa and M. Rangappa, in the bomb blasts... I am deeply shocked at the loss of our JD-S party workers, whom I know personally. We stand with their families in this hour of grief." Dozens of other foreigners, including those from the UK, US, Japan and the Netherlands are believed to be among those dead.