The Foreign Ministry said today the Sri Lanka High Commission in London was on alert despite reports that there were no Sri Lankans having been affected by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London early today.
The Ministry said in a statement that Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake had instructed the Sri Lanka High Commission in London to remain alert and assist anyone who may be in need of help.
The London Metropolitan Police has set up and emergency number to contact for those that may require help at 08000961233.
The statement said the following officers at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London had been entrusted with the task of rendering assistance to any Sri Lankans who may need help in connection with this incident.
Mr. Priyanka Fernando, Minister Counsellor Mobile: +4474 66779693
Mr. Vithurson Vincendrarajan, Third Secretary Mobile: +447538200462
Meanwhile, the Minister has expressed shock and grief at the tragic loss of life and injury as a result of the devastating incident.
He expressed the deep condolences of the people of Sri Lanka, to the families and loved ones of those who passed away as a result of this tragedy and conveyed the hope that those who are injured would soon recover.