Press release

President Michel sends condolence message to Sri Lanka following landslide

May 19, 2016

President James Michel has sent a letter of condolence to the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena following the landslides, which have claimed many lives and caused widespread structural damage. Over 150 people remain unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue in the worst hit areas. 

In his message, President Michel stated “the people and Government of Seychelles grieve for the victims of this tragedy and we stand united with Sri Lanka in these trying times. We have confidence in the resilience of your people to surmount this disaster and we pray for the speedy recovery of those injured.”

President Michel also remarked that he remained hopeful that those still missing would be found by the rescue services.