Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering on Friday called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and expressed deep shock and sorrow at the loss of lives including Zayan Chowdhury, a close relative of Sheikh Hasina, in the deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, reports BSS. “Dr Tshering phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this afternoon and expressed sympathy at the loss of lives including Zayan Chowdhury in the deadly bomb attacks in Colombo,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsaul Karim told the state news agency.
The press secretary said the prime minister thanked Dr Tshering for making the phone call. “The Bhutanese premier also recalled his recent visit to Bangladesh,” he said.
Zayan Chowdhury, a grandson of Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, was killed in the series bomb blasts that tore apart several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Sheikh Selim is a paternal cousin (fufato bhai) of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A class two student of an Uttara school, Zayan is a son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary and Sheikh Sonia. Moshiul also suffered splinter injuries in kidney and liver in the deadly terror attack in Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. Moshiul and his wife went to Sri Lanka on holiday with two of their children. His wife and younger son were in their hotel room when the blast rocked the hotel.