• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Dalai Lama saddened over quakes in Ecuador, Japan

By Ians

Dharamsala, April 19: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama has written to Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressing grief over the loss of life and property in the earthquakes, his office said on Tuesday.

"I offer my prayers for those who have lost their lives as a result of this natural disaster, and would like to express my sympathy and condolences to their families and others who have been affected," the elderly monk wrote to Correa.

Also read: Ecuador rattled by hundreds of aftershocks

Dalai Lama saddened over quakes

In his letter to Abe, he said: "I feel it would be important if Japanese Buddhists recite the Heart Sutra. Such recitation may not only benefit those who have lost their precious lives, but may also help prevent further disasters in the future."

The toll from the earthquake that hit Ecuador's Pacific coast over the weekend now stands at 413.

The toll in the 7.3 magnitude temblor that struck the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan was 41.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more