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Release No. 20190427
United States Provides Support to Sri Lanka in Wake of Attacks
April 27, Colombo: Following the tragic Easter Sunday attacks, President Trump immediately extended an offer of comprehensive support to Sri Lanka to support investigation and recovery efforts. The Sri Lankan government accepted this offer and U.S. teams are already working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on efforts including explosives detection, crime scene investigation, and forensics analysis. All activities are at the request of and closely coordinated with Sri Lankan authorities. This cooperation is short term, temporary, and specific to the recent attacks and bringing the perpetrators to justice.