No Sri Lankan nationals among casualties
The Sri Lanka High Commission has been informed by the British
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that there are no Sri Lankan
nationals among the casualties so far reported to them.
Identification of victims of the London blasts is still being carried
out by British authorities using DNA tests.Ms Shynuja Parathasangari who
has been reported missing, and Pravishan Vijeyendran who was injured and
admitted to hospital are both holders of British passports and are of
Sri Lankan origin, states a Foreign Affairs Ministry media release.
The High Commission is in contact with the relatives of both Ms
Parathasangari and Mr. Vijeyendran in London, and has expressed
readiness to assist them in whatever way possible.
British authorities say that a family reception centre has been set
up at Heathrow and other airports to provide assistance to relatives who
are coming to the UK and are seeking information on their relatives
following the bomb attacks. Those relatives are being requested to
provide the names of the travellers, flight number, date and time of
arrival and the name of the victim as far in advance as possible.