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* Japanese PM condoles Sri Lanka's landfill disaster, offers assistance for recovery efforts
Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 12:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 16, Colombo: The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has extended his heartfelt condolences, and that of his government and people, on the recent disaster at the Meethotamulla landfill in the capital city of Colombo.

In a message of condolence, received by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Saturday, Prime Minister Abe has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Sri Lanka on the recent disaster at a garbage dump in Sri Lanka, which had led to the unfortunate loss of life and property.

Sixteen persons are estimated to have died, many injured and many more rendered homeless by this tragic event.

In the aftermath of this disaster, PM Abe has kindly offered Japan's assistance to recovery efforts.

A technical team from Japan is likely to visit Sri Lanka at the earliest to take stock of the situation and assist in remedial measures.

Details are currently being worked out.

 


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