Sri Lankan Scouts evacuated from World Scout Jamboree site in South Korea

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lankan Scout contingent participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree in the Republic of Korea was safely evacuated from the Saemangeum Jamboree site on 8 August, in view of typhoon Khanun that is scheduled to make landfall in the Republic of Korea late on 9 August.

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is actively monitoring the safety and well-being of Sri Lankan delegation attending the World Scout Jamboree through the Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea and the Sri Lanka Scouting Association.

The Government of Korea has made arrangements to accommodate the 176 scouts in university accommodation until the closing ceremony of the jamboree on 11th August

The contingent was relocated to the Dangkook University in Cheonan, on the outskirts of Seoul, the Sri Lankan embassy in South Korea said.

The Embassy said the Sri Lankan scouts have safely reached their new accommodation and are in good health. They will continue with certain activities and programs in their new location.

The Embassy said it is closely liaising with the management of the Sri Lanka scout contingent, as well as the relevant South Korean authorities, to ensure the continued safety and welfare of all Sri Lankan scouts participating in the Jamboree.

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