As we have informed you, this Embassy has arranged a meeting with the members of the Sri Lankan Associations. Although we invited two members from each of 22 organizations, around 300 hundred Sri Lankan were participated at the meeting. During the meeting, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of foreign Affairs has delivered a live talk with the Community.
The Embassy informed them the following:
The situation is being closely monitored and we are in regular contact with the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Minister of Foreign Employment and the relevant Qatari authorities. If any emergency situation arises, the Ambassador and the staff will be with the Community until the situation is normalized. Temporary travel document will be issued, if needed, and make arrangements to return Sri Lanka. The Govt. of Sri Lanka with the coordination of the Mission will take at most care of every Sri Lankan in Qatar. The latest update on the developing situation in Qatar, and selected photos of the meeting are annexed herewith. Further updates will follow.(Ends)