Sri Lankan Media Reports On Missing Plane Draw Malaysia’s Attention

The level of coverage received by the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aircraft in Sri Lanka has drawn the attention of Malaysian media.

 “The case has received wide coverage in India and Sri Lanka, albeit with unending speculative theories and expert opinions,” Malaysia’s Bernama reported.

Although there were no Sri Lankans in the missing flight, Five of the 227 passengers onboard MAS Flight MH370 are Indian citizens.

The Indian media, which is giving live updates on the progress of the multinational search and rescue (SAR) mission, is also focusing on travel arrangements made by MAS for the next-of-kin of the passengers.

 Times of India reported that their citizens, Vinod Kolekar, 63, wife Chetana, 59, and their son, Swanand, 23, were among the passengers on the aircraft. They were headed to Beijing for a 10-day holiday with Borivli scientist, Sanved Kolekar, the couple's elder son, who had moved there in December 2013, to pursue his post-doctoral research.

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