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Monday, November 03, 2014 - 6.13 GMT
Pakistan PM condoles victims, offers relief assistance


Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed his deep condolences with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the disaster caused by the landslide in Badulla District.

"I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragedy that befell our brethren in Sri Lanka. The loss of precious human lives and colossal damage to infrastructure due to the landslide in Badulla District, have caused great sorrow in Pakistan," Prime Minister Sharif wrote to President Rajapaksa.

"On behalf of the Government, the people of Pakistan and on my behalf, I wish to express our deep sorrow and condolences on this tragedy. Our hearts go out to your calamity stricken people."

The PM said Pakistan is ready to assist in any way to meet Sri Lanka’s urgent requirements, especially in relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Foreign Ministry also has expressed sympathy to the government and nation over the deaths of caused by the massive landslide.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Sunday expressed the deep sadness of the Iranian nation and government over the disaster that struck the village of Koslanda Meeriya Bedda estate in Badulla district on Wednesday.

Afkham prayed for the peace of the soul of victims and wished patience for the bereaved families, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.





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