New Delhi, April 21: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that she was in touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo as eight explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing at least 192 people."Colombo - I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation," the Minister said in a tweet.
The official handle of the High Commission of India in Colombo also said in a tweet that they were also "closely monitoring the situation".It also provided helpline numbers for "Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification". "Explosions have been reported in Colombo and Batticaloa today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789," the Indian High Commission in Colombo tweeted.Three churches - St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa - were targeted.Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels, the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury. "In addition to the numbers given, Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may also call the following numbers +94777902082 +94772234176," the high commission tweetedNews24 Bureau/ Agencies