The Chinese Embassy in Colombo confirmed the death of four Chinese scientists in the Easter
explosions in Sri Lanka on Tuesday night, raising the number of Chinese killed in the attacks to six.
The embassy said in a statement that the four Chinese scientists were from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the First
Institute of Oceanopgraphy under the Ministry of Natural Resources of China, who arrived in Sri Lanka in the mi
d of April for research purposes. Their bodies had been found and identified by family members.
The embassy said another five people from the Chinese Academy of Sciences were a
lso injured during the explosions, all of whom already went back to China for further treatments.
In the statement, the Chinese Embassy strongly condemned the terror acts, offered
deep condolences over the death of the four scientists, and thanked the Sri Lankan government for its assistance.