Efforts underway to repatriate bodies of deceased students

The Foreign Ministry is presently coordinating to repatriate the remains of the deceased three Sri Lankan students who died in Azerbaijan , to Sri Lanka at state expense upon the completion of necessary documentation.

The postmortem in regard to the deaths of the students who were studying at Western Caspian University in Baku Azerbaijan has been completed at the Republic Hospital in Baku, Azerbaijan, The Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.

The victims Tarukki Amaya, 23, Tausi Jayavodi, 25, and Malachi Tayuk, 21 died of smoke inhalation following a fire that broke out in their apartment on 9 January.