[December 28, 2004 - 11.00 GMT]
Sri Lanka is being inundated with messages of sympathy from the world over, since tsunamis devastated the Southern, Northern and Eastern coastal regions of the island, killing over 13,000.
President Chandrika Kumaratunga received calls from French President Jacques Chirac and the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck who informed the President that Bhutan had held a prayer service for those suffering in Sri Lanka.
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been in constant touch via telephone with President Kumaratunga for updates on the current situation. President Abdul Kalam in a message to the President said “We can fully understand and feel the pain of our friends in the affected areas of Sri Lanka”. President Kalam said the Government of India remains ready to provide any assistance required by Sri Lanka in the aftermath of this natural calamity.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in statement on Sunday expressed profound sadness over the massive loss of life and destruction suffered by Sri Lanka he also called the President today and reiterated, “The United Nations stands ready to provide the assistance necessary to meet the needs created by this natural disaster.”
The President of China Hu
Jintao in a letter to the Sri Lankan President expressing sympathy and shock
said, “I believe, under the leadership of Your Excellency, that the
Government and people of Sri Lanka will surely defeat the disaster, conquer
the difficulties, rebuild the homes and restore the life of the affected
areas back to normal.”
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