SL receives Rs. 03 bn consignment of humanitarian supplies (Pics)
Sri Lanka today (24) received a large humanitarian consignment from India worth over LKR 03 billion.
The consignment includes 14,700 MT of rice, 250 MT of milk powder and 38 MT of medicines donated by the people of India.
These supplies shall be distributed among beneficiaries by the Sri Lankan government in the coming days.
This is the second consignment under a larger commitment of 40,000 MT of rice, 500 MT of milk powder and medicines by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Indian High Commissioner - Gopal Baglay, Minister of Health - Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister of Trade - Nalin Fernando, MPs - M.A Sumanthiran, V. Radhakrishnan, M. Udaya Kumar, Angajan Ramanthan and several others including Senthil Thondaman welcomed the consignment.
A statement issued by the Indian HC in this regard states : "The large consignment of humanitarian supplies underscores abiding people to people bonds between India and Sri Lanka as also concerns of the people of India for the well-being of their brethren in Sri Lanka."
"India’s unprecedented economic, financial and humanitarian assistance to the people of Sri Lanka stands at over USD 3.5 billion in 2022. In addition to the three credit lines to the tune of more than USD 1.5 billion and forex support of around USD 2 billion, assistance from the Government and people of India has taken the form of supply of medicines to several health-related establishments in various parts of Sri Lanka, distribution of kerosene among the fishermen of Sri Lanka, handing over of dry rations to needy sections etc.," it adds.