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Sri Lankan Embassy in US facilitates over $ 12 million in medical aid

Steps have been taken to provide medicines and medical supplies worth over Rs. 4,600 million ($ 12 million) with the intervention of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C., the President’s Media Division said.

One consignment of medicines and medical supplies provided by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C., working closely with renowned American humanitarian donor organisations, was scheduled to be presented to the Sri Lankan Government yesterday (2).

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Washington D.C. Mahinda Samarasinghe said that he would continue to work with humanitarian organisations and agencies to obtain assistance for the vulnerable people in Sri Lanka, and expressed his gratitude to the institutes Heart to Heart International, Hope Worldwide, and Americares for their generosity extended at this occasion.

Heart to Heart International had sent a shipment of drugs worth $ 9.131 million last July as well. The value of the aid sent by Americares in September was over $ 773,000. The value of the aid to be sent to Sri Lanka in the first week of October by Hope Worldwide is over $ 1.74 million.

The Ministry of Health, which takes charge of the shipments, will provide detailed distribution reports to the donors specifying the recipients and local destinations for these medicines and medical supplies.