Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Monday condoled the loss of lives in the aftermath of earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
He also contributed 50,000 US Dollars for rescue and relief work in Indonesia.
In a letter to the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Dalai Lama expressed his deep sadness at the tragic loss of life, devastation of property and consequent hardship faced by many as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi.
“I offer my condolences through your Excellency to families who have lost loved ones,” he said while expressing sympathies to the injured.
“I understand that everything that can be done is being done to care for the injured and that rescue and relief efforts are well underway.
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As a token of my concern, I am making a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust towards relief efforts,” he said He said in 1982, he had the opportunity to offer prayers at the historic Borobudur Stupa. “I was deeply moved and have felt a profound connection with the people and culture of Indonesia,” he added.
It is worthwhile to mention here that a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a massive tsunami on Friday evening.
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The death toll on the island from the major earthquake and the tsunami has reached to over 800 as recorded on Sunday.