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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2187

Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gaza Situation

Ramallah, Palestine, 07 January, ( President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa telephoned Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and expressed his deep concern over the disastrous situation in Gaza, as a result of the invasion by Israeli troops.

He expressed his sympathies to the families of those killed in the attacks during this period. He also wished speedy recovery for those 3,000 odd injured.

President Abbas requested Sri Lankan President to support the Palestinian resolution coming before UN.

President Rajapaksa has assured that Sri Lanka will support any such resolution with regard to Gaza and that the support of Sri Lanka to the Palestinian cause will remain as firm as ever.

Rajapaksa also contacted Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Representative of Sri Lanka in Palestine and inquired about the ground situation and the wellbeing of the five Sri Lankans stranded in Gaza. President was informed that two of them want to get back to Sri Lanka, but there is a delay as Israeli authorities are insisting on visas to Jordan and flight details. One Sri Lankan employee was slightly injured when a window of the house fell on her as a result of an Israeli bomb falling on the compound.

Sri Lanka Embassies in Jordan and Israel are taking action to get the visas and send these Sri Lankan to Sri Lanka after getting them out to Gaza.

- Asian Tribune -

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