Kohl evacuated from Sri Lanka

SRI Lanka’s air force evacuated former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl from the hotel where he was stranded by a tidal wave.

A helicopter collected Kohl and six other people from his hotel in Thalpe, near the region worst-hit by Sunday’s massive waves, and took them to the German embassy in Colombo.

“He had gone with a team on holiday down south. He had been stranded and asking for assistance,” said air force commander, Air Marshal Donald Perera.

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