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Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing plans to evacuate Sri Lankans in Wuhan

Upon the advice of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing is in discussion with the relevant Chinese authorities and other embassies in Beijing to explore all the possibilities of evacuating Sri Lankans in Wuhan, the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement.

The Embassy is monitoring the evolving situation of the coronavirus infection in China and is presently in discussion with relevant Chinese authorities in Beijing and Wuhan as well as Sri Lankans in Wuhan and other parts of China.

The Embassy has been receiving queries from Sri Lankans in Hubei province especially in Wuhan as well as from their relatives in Sri Lanka.

The Embassy has created a WeChat group by which the latest information is being updated and information from Sri Lankans in Wuhan also has been received. The Sri Lanka Embassy is also closely monitoring advisories issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The following Embassy officials can be contacted for any information in this regard:

Mr Alexi Gunasekara, Minister/Commercial  +8613070138025,

Brig. Kalpa Sanjeewa, Minister Counsellor/Defence +8613051733302,

Ms. Inoka Weerasinghe, Second Secretary+8615116905523,

Ms. Thilini Gunaratne, Second Secretary+8613121722296.