Families receive remains of three students killed in Azerbaijan

Thursday, 16 January 2020 01:52 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The remains of the three Sri Lankan students who were studying in Azerbaijan were received last morning by their families.

The three Sri Lankan students of Western Caspian University in Baku Azerbaijan had died at their apartment as a result of suffocation from smoke inhalation due to a fire that had occurred on 9 January. 

The Sri Lanka Missions in Doha and Tehran worked in coordination with the Foreign Ministry in Colombo to airlift their remains on Qatar Airways and expedite all arrangements at the State’s expense.

The bodies were repatriated after the Cabinet of Ministers gave its consent to the proposal submitted by Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardana, to bear the amount of Rs. 1.5 million spent to bring the bodies to the country, considering it on humanitarian grounds.