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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 05.55 GMT

Canada sends condolences to flood affected


Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawrence Cannon offered Canada’s condolences to the people of Sri Lanka following widespread flooding and landslides, which have resulted in loss of life and extensive damage.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives,” said Minister Cannon. “I also extend our sympathies to all those affected by the devastating flooding.” quoting the Foreign Affairs Minister the High Commission of Canada in Colombo said.

According to a High Commission press release, Canadian citizens in the affected areas who require emergency consular assistance should contact the High Commission of Canada in Colombo at +00 (94-11) 522-62-32. Alternatively, they may contact Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Emergency Operations Centre by calling collect 613-996-8885, or by sending an email to

Relatives and friends in Canada seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in the affected areas should contact the Emergency Operations Centre by calling 1-800-387-3124. They may also send an email to the address above, states.






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