Missile attack: No threat to Lankans in Saudi Arabia

21 December 2017 03:00 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) today said they were vigilant of any threats to Sri Lankans after the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

SLBFE Media Secretary Nalin Rajapaksha said they had made inquiries from the Sri Lankan Embassy regarding the safety of expatriates working in the region and were assured they faced no threat.

Spokesman for the Ministry Maheshini Kolonne told Daily Mirror that Sri Lankan expatriates in Saudi were not threatened by the incident.  

Foreign media reported that the Saudi air defense shot down the missile and said there were no reports of casualties or damages. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 5

  • Jeyaratne Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:46 PM

    The long awaited Saudi Arabia -Iran war is just beginning and hopefully the both extreme Muslim countries who were responsible for promoting terrorism and influencing the Muslims the world over would be flattened by each other in the near future.

    Zaki Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:42 PM

    Saudi Arabia or Iran is not the terrorist Amarican and their follows are the god father of terrorism. Dont give ignorant comments.

    atheist Friday, 22 December 2017 01:51 PM

    Idiots who believe in a man in the sky. let them kill one another.

    Musa Friday, 22 December 2017 05:32 AM

    End of wahabi Saudis are comming. Did not learnt from funding terrorism around the world. Did not learnt from defeat in Syria or Lebanon. Iran will teach the historical lesson to Kafiris.

    C Chong Friday, 22 December 2017 12:13 PM

    Well done SLBFE ..great work..good to know that missiles are no threat to Srilankans in Saudi Arabia..another piece of great work ...Missiles that check nationality before exploding!!

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