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Sri Lanka community in Vietnam support typhoon relief efforts

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka community in Vietnam and staff of the embassy in Hanoi had raised 66 million dong to support one of the worst floods which had left over 200 persons dead, over 1.5 million homeless in the centre.

Ambassador Prasanna Gamage, Ambassador had handed over the funds to Pham Hung Tam to Vietnam Foreign Ministry Deputy Director General Southeast Asia, South Asia and South Pacific Tran Duc Hung and Vice President of the Trade Union of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam.

Ambassador Gamage had conveyed condolences and sympathies of the Government and people of Sri Lanka to the bereaved family members of the military personnel and other citizens who lost their lives and extended wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.

Ambassador Gamage also stated that, at this difficult time, the Government and people of Sri Lanka continue to stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Viet Nam.

Deputy Director General Tam expressed the government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam’s gratitude for the kind gesture, and the Sri Lankan community in Viet Nam’s solidarity.

Central Vietnam was hit by a five typhoons and tropical storms in October and November which triggered floods and massive debris avalanches on the hills killing over 230 people including 35 soldiers involved in rescue efforts. (Colombo/Nov15/2020)

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