The government has taken steps to bring back Sri Lankans including students currently in Nepal in a special Sri Lankan Air Force flight, which will leave for Nepal with a stock of emergency relief to those affected by the earthquake.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kathmandu has established a hotline for any inquiries about Sri Lankan nationals residing Nepal.
Sri Lankans, who are living in Nepal are requested to contact the mission via the hotline - 009779851020057.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Nepal W.M. Senevirathna has ascertained the safety and welfare of the Sri Lankans in Nepal and has informed that the 120 Sri Lankan students at the Manipal University in Pokhara and around 20 Sri Lankans in Kathmandu, are safe, the foreign ministry said.
The ministry said that the Embassy in Nepal will continue to monitor the situation in relation to the Sri Lankans in Nepal and any further assistance to be extended to Nepal.
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest.
Comments - 3
nalaka Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:08 AM
emergency hotlines are meant to be easy to remember this is too long 009779851020057
Sritharan Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:10 PM
At-last, we are on a own legs without asking Indian and China.
Aba Jayasekera Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:13 PM
We are giving physical help. How different from the way MR gave USD one million enabling the corrupt Palestinian administration to line their pockets !
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