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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 06.32 GMT

President signs condolence book

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa placed his signature in the Condolence book at the Japanese Embassy in Colombo this morning.

The condolence book opened for the public to express their condolences to the Japanese people in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.

This will be at the Embassy of Japan, No.20, Gregory's Road, Colombo 7, today (March 18) and from March 21st to 23rd from 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. each day, the Japanese Embassy in Colombo said.

The Embassy sincerely appreciates the goodwill of the public during this calamity but notes that it is unable to accept donations in terms of goods towards the cause.

Financial donations towards the earthquake and tsunami affected people in Japan can be channeled through the Sri Lankan Red Cross Society or the Japan Red Cross Society to the bank accounts in the attachment.

Following are the details given by the Japanese Embassy in Colombo:

Bank Account for Earthquake and Tsunami Affected People in Japan:

1. Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS)
Name: SLRCS Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Account No: 71591125
Bank: Bank of Ceylon, Hyde Park Branch, Colombo 10.

2. Japan Red Cross Society (JRCS)

(1) Donation for affected people
Name of Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Name of Branch: Ginza
Account No: 8047670 (Ordinary Account)
SWIFT Code: SMBC JP JT
Payee Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society
Payee Address: 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN.

(2) Donation for relief activities of JRCS
Name of Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Name of Branch: Ginza
Account No: 8047705 (Ordinary Account)
SWIFT Code: SMBC JP JT
Payee Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society
Payee Address: 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN.

Meanwhile, SriLankan Airlines has confirmed that they would schedule extra flights from Japan. The Ministry of External Affairs continues to be in close contact with the Sri Lanka Mission in Tokyo, with a view to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Sri Lankans in Japan.

The Ministry has established an Information Desk which can be contacted on 011 4719593/011 5743362/ 0772267929 (24 hours). Inquiries could also be made to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Tokyo on Tel: 0081 334406911/2.

 




 

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