The Government and the people of Sri Lanka express their heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the People’s Republic of China on the tragic incident of the capsizing of a cruise ship in the Yangtze River in the Hubei Province, where many people are feared to have drowned, with several hundreds, still missing.
The thoughts and prayers of the people of Sri Lanka are with the families of those who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy.
It is hoped that the search and rescue efforts will succeed in saving those who are still missing.
At this time of grief, the Government and the people of Sri Lanka reiterate their solidarity, friendship and support for the Government and the people of the People’s Republic of China.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3 June 2015