TWO Australians confirmed dead in Sri Lankan bombings

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that two Australians have been killed in the Sri Lankan bombings that happened on Easter Sunday.

The death toll has now risen to 290, with hundreds of others injured.

Eight separate bombs were detonated at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo yesterday.


While authorities are still attending to the those injured, information is slowly coming out about foreigners injured or killed in the attacks.

The two Australians were apparently living in Sri Lanka with their families.

More information has not yet been released – including details about their genders and ages – out of respect to their families.

Two dual-national Australians have also been confirmed as injured.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed reporters this evening, saying it’s a terrible time for both nations.

“Right now, Sri Lanka is grieving, Australia is grieving, two Australians have lost their lives in this terrible massacre.

“And my heart is full of grief for them and their families, as I’m sure all of Australians are,” Mr Morrison said.

Earlier article: 200 killed, 450 injured in bomb blasts in Sri Lanka