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COVID 19 forces temporary closure of Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi has been temporarily closed after five staff members were tested positive for the COVID 19 disease, the Ministry of Foreign Relations said.

The Ministry Spokeswoman said the closure may be for two days, however as Ramazan holidays are also due, the closure may last longer.

The embassy posted a notice on its website yesterday May 20 announcing the closure without a reason.

The notice said: “Due to an emergency the Embassy is temporarily closed until further notice.”

It also urged people seeking assistance to refrain from trying to reach staff by telephone and advised them to send emails instead. (Colombo, May 21, 2020)