Saudi Arabia advises citizens to leave Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia has advised its citizens in Sri Lanka to leave the country in the wake of a deadly series of explosions that killed more than 250 people earlier this month, the Anadolu Agency reported.

A brief statement by the Saudi Embassy in Colombo came after US ambassador to Sri Lanka said the militants might be at large and planning more assaults.

On Easter Sunday, at least 253 people were killed and 500 injured when eight explosions targeted various locations in and outside Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

The bombings hit churches in the cities of Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa, as well as the Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and Shangri La hotels in Colombo. (Colombo Gazette)


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