4 JD(S) workers from Karnataka killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Sri Lanka
The April 21 serial blasts in Sri Lanka claimed more than 359 lives. Since then the country is in the grip of fear and trepidation.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on April 22 confirmed that four of the five Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts on April 21 were Janata Dal (Secular) party workers. While the team is yet to identify the body of the fifth person, two others are still missing, according to CM.

The deceased include Lakshmana Gowda Ramesh, KM Lakshminarayan, M Rangappa and KG Hanumantharayappa.

In a series of tweets, the chief minister express condolence to the dead workers and condemned the attack. “The Chief Secretary has spoken to High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka. They will help to identify the fifth body. The @IndiainSL (High Commission of India in Colombo) will provide information on the other two missing persons as soon as it is received,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

The state appointed chief secretary of personnel and administrative reforms Anjum Parvez as the Nodal Officer in connection with the Sri Lanka bomb blasts. The CM said Parvez will coordinate with the high commission to bring the bodies back to India and ensure safe return of others missing.