10 Sri Lankans confirmed injured in Beirut blast: SL Embassy

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 9:12 PM Aug 6 2020
Local 10 Sri Lankans confirmed injured in Beirut blast: SL Embassy

As of noon today (06), the number of Sri Lankans injured in the explosions in Beirut has increased to 10, according to the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

According to the Ministry, damages to the Chancery and residences of the Sri Lanka Embassy officials are being repaired, while the Sri Lanka Embassy continues to remain open for queries and serves the public between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The Ministry said that large numbers have been visiting and contacting the Sri Lanka Embassy seeking reassurance and comfort. The distribution of the dry ration programme is continuing and large numbers are requesting for dry rations.

The Sri Lankans Ambassador continues to have a close dialogue with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Peace Keepers and also is in close contact with Lebanese authorities to receive detailed information, the Ministry added.

A state of emergency has been declared for a period of two weeks from 4 August, and Lebanon is in lockdown status until 10 August.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 9:12 PM Aug 6 2020

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