SL accepts Rs. 3bn worth of humanitarian aid from India
The people of India have donated a large consignment of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka amounting to LKR 3 billion.
This was made known via a media release by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka today (24).
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, the statement noted.
It further mentioned that the supplies shall be distributed among beneficiaries by the Government of Sri Lanka in the coming days.
Additionally, 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.
“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 section,” the statement read.
High Commissioner Gopal Baglay, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister of Health, Minister Nalin Fernando, Minister of Trade, Members of Parliament namely M.A Sumanthiran, V. Radhakrishnan, M. Udaya Kumar, Angajan Ramanthan, and several others including Senthil Thondaman welcomed the humanitarian consignment.