Sri Lankan casualties in Beirut blast rises to ten

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The number of Sri Lankan casualties in the massive explosion in Lebanese capital Beirut, on Tuesday, has risen to ten, Sri Lankan Embassy in Lebanon said.

According to the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Lebanon Shani Karunarathne, the ten injured Sri Lankans are currently being treated in hospitals and their conditions are not critical.

Several boarding places of Sri Lankans have also been damaged due to the explosion, Karunarathne said.

“The Embassy has taken action to send dry rations for the affected Sri Lankans while those who are displaced have been provided with temporary accommodation by the Lebanese Government,” she said.

As a result of the sudden explosion, minor damages were caused to the Sri Lankan Embassy premises in Beirut and the residences of the Embassy officials.

There are approximately 25,000 Sri Lankans employed in Lebanon and the Sri Lanka Embassy continues to maintain 24-hour hotlines, which are open for queries and the embassy can be contacted on Tel: +961 5769585 and Email: slemb.beirut@mfa.gov.lk (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 6

  • Ajja Thursday, 06 August 2020 06:14 PM

    Please help Lebanon in this crisis situation in whatever way we can.....

    Lucifer Thursday, 06 August 2020 06:34 PM

    Sympathize all victims. Mostly foreign labour even before the blast. They are treated worse than slaves. This is God'a punishment. The Lebanese economy was collapsing. Domestic workers starved, unpaid and humiliated, were being thrown outside their embassies like garbage is thrown into dustbins.

    Adam Speak Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:55 PM

    God does not change the conditions. They have to change by themselves. These countries have lot to learn from us Sri Lanka.

    Angoda Adam Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:34 PM

    Adam Speak, are you forgetting explosions in military ammunition depots in Salawa? Fires and garbage collapse at Meethotamulla? What can other countries learn from us except vice?

    Ruwan Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:31 PM

    Lebanese are a mixed tribe of Arabs and former European colonisers. They are very arrogant and ruthless people even though they don’t have much wealth or pedigree. The foreign workers are so badly treated by this mixed tribe.

    Lawry Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:33 PM

    This is a tragedy for our people who sent back home their earnings in dollars. The country's economy was sustained with their earnings. Every assistance possible must be give.


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