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Sri Lankans living in Ukraine safe: Envoy

The safety of Sri Lankans living in Ukraine has been ensured following the tensions that erupted after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
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Sri Lankan Ambassador to Turkey M. Rizvi Hassen

The safety of Sri Lankans living in Ukraine has been ensured following the tensions that erupted after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Turkey M. Rizvi Hassen said they were monitoring and keeping a close eye on the situation.

“Out of over 70 Lankans living in Ukraine, 14 are students. However, eight students have already left Ukraine while several others have requested through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara, Turkey to leave the country,” he stated.

“As the closure of airspace in Ukraine, we are looking into possible steps and actions will be taken accordingly. However, we are in touch with every Sri Lankan living in the country” he assured.

Sri Lanka has no embassy in Ukraine and Sri Lankan interests in the country are oversee by their embassy in Ankara. 

(SAM)

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