sends condolences to Pakistan
16, 2005 - 9.45 GMT]
President Chandrika Kumaratunga sent a condolence message to her
Pakistani counterpart General Pervez Musharraf on Monday. Several people
lost their lives and property last week in flash floods in Baluchistan and
NWFP when a dam collapsed. Kumaratunga said, “As my own country goes
through the process of rebuilding after the destruction wrought by the
tsunami tidal waves in December last year, our thoughts and prayers are with
the people of Pakistan”.
The floods, landslides and avalanches hit South Western Baluchistan and the
North West Frontier provinces of Pakistan last week killing around 80 people
and causing extensive damage to property.
text of the message:
14 February 2005
His Excellency General Pervez
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Having just returned from Pakistan, I was deeply saddened by the news of the
death and destruction caused by the collapsing of several dams, the
landslides, flooding and avalanches in South Western Baluchistan and the
North West Frontier provinces.
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences for the tragic loss of
life. I am saddened by the destruction of land and property. My profound
sympathies go out to the victims of this tragedy.
As my own country goes through the process of rebuilding after the
destruction wrought by the tsunami tidal waves in December last year, our
thoughts and prayers are with the people of
Pakistan. We stand by the people of Pakistan in solidarity and hope that our
shared sense of sorrow may provide some solace and comfort.
We pray for the speedy recovery of your people and country from this natural
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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Date: February 16, 2005 - 9.45 GMT