Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy today confirmed that four Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) workers had lost their lives in Sri Lanka while three others were missing in the coordinated bomb blasts that rocked the country in Sri Lanka.
Initially, Karnataka CM had said that two are dead and five are killed. Later revising the toll, HD Kumaraswamy tweeted, ” I am deeply pained at the loss of our people in the #colombo attacks. Out of the seven missing after the #TerrorAttack, four have been declared dead. Their names are Lakshmana Gowda Ramesh, K M Lakshminarayan,
M Rangappa and KG Hanumantharayappa”.
The three others who are missing are H ShivuKumar,A Maregowda and H Puttaraju. The Chief Secretary’s office is in constant touch with the Resident Commissioner at Karnataka Bhavan, New Delhi, and the families of the victims and the missing persons for further information on them, chief minister added.
Further Kumaraswamy tweeted “All victims were #JDS workers from Karnataka and were on a tour to #SriLanka. I am deeply pained at the loss of their lives in the heinous attack. They were also committed workers of our party and their death has brought immense sorrow to us”.