Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama has this morning issued a message expressing his deep sadness over the devastating floods in Libya.
“I pray for those brothers and sisters who have lost their lives,” he wrote, “and offer my heartfelt condolences to their families, as well as to others affected by this catastrophe.
“I am aware that the Libyan authorities and the international community through several international organisations are offering support to the rescue efforts and providing relief to the affected people. Such a show of international concern and assistance will go a long way towards mitigating the effects of this calamity.
“As a mark of my solidarity with the people of Libya, the Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama, is making a donation towards the relief and rescue efforts.”