Discussion to bring down remains of deceased students

Discussion to bring down remains of deceased students

Discussion to bring down remains of deceased students

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jan, 2020 | 5:32 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is due to hold discussions today (January 12) with regards to bringing down the remains of the three Sri Lankan female students who died in a building fire in Azerbaijan.

Subject Minister Dinesh Gunawardene says that discussions are currently being held with the Iranian Ambassador for Sri Lanka. Following this discussion, the bodies are due to be brought down to the country as soon as possible.

The three Sri Lankan university students, aged 21, 23 and 25, studying at Western Caspian University in Baku, Azerbaijan died at their apartment as a result of suffocation from smoke inhalation due to the fire that had occurred. The three students had left for Azerbaijan in August last year.

Foreign media added, the reason for the fire was a default in electronic equipment, and the police and fire brigade of Azerbaijan are conducting further investigations into the incident. The deceased, have been identified as residents of Kaduwela and Piliyandala.

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