Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that two Australians who were tragically killed in the massacre were related and living in Sri Lanka, Mr Morrison told reporters in Melbourne.
Two other Australians were injured and are in a stable condition, according to CNN.
The Australian Government had condemned the bombings in Sri Lanka of Christians as they went to worship on Easter Sunday and bombings in hotels, all coordinated as part of a deadly terrorist attack.
“Sri Lanka hasn’t seen this form of violence since 2009 when the hostilities ceased in that country and there are many Australians who are regularly travelling in Sri Lanka,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.
The Australian mission in Colombo will be following through on the safety of those Australians. The government encourages any Australians who have any information about their family or their friends who may be travelling in that area or who are seeking further information, to call the 1300 555 135 number and pass that information on to them.
“We’ve been in contact with our mission staff in Sri Lanka and been able to confirm their safety. But as I said, there are many Australians who do travel in this area and the information that is coming out of Sri Lanka is very confused at this point, as you’d expect it to be after such an horrific incident,” Morrison said.
According to billionaire ASOS owner Anders Holch Povlsen and Denmark’s richest man, three of his four young children were killed in the Sri Lanka terror attacks when suicide bombers killed 290 people and injured many.
Victims from at least 12 countries have been identified. Most of those who died were Sri Lankans.
“As the day passes and the night passes, as we move into the next few days I’m sure the information will become even more sickeningly real. The devastating nature of this horrific attack on innocent lives simply going about their day, going to worship on the holiest of days on the Christian calendar, is just absolutely devastating,” PM Morrison added.
The prime minister wants the Sri Lankan community here in Australia to know that Australia sends its heartfelt sympathies and offers “to do whatever we can to support you in this terrible time of need.”
Prime Minister Morrison has ensured that the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten has been fully briefed and will be keeping him advised of developments as they proceed.
WATCH: Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka as reported by ABC News
WATCH: Who may have carried out the attacks – Sky News