A Pakistan Air Force plane carrying relief supplies comprising tents, medicine, drinking water and food items - worth 20 million Pakistan Rupees[ 33.8 Million Sri Lankan Rupees] is due to arrive in Colombo later this evening.
“Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz responding to a request from the Sri Lankan government has directed that the relief supplies be immediately dispatched to Sri Lanka,” a Pakistan High Commission said in a communiqué today.
An earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered Tsunamis or tidal waves as high as five metres which lashed the Island’s eastern and southern shores. Over 6000 people of all walks of life are believed killed and over 100,000 families lost their dwellings and belonings on Sunday.
Messages of sympathies and offers of assistance have been pouring in since Sunday evening. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Aziz expressed their deep sense of grief over the loss of life and property in Sri Lanka today.
“In their separate messages to their Sri Lankan counterparts, they said that the government and people of Pakistan fully shared these moments of utmost grief with the people of Sri Lanka and would assist them in every possible way to mitigate their sufferings,” the communiqué stated.
The communiqué further said that additional special flights carrying relief goods will follow during the week.
The Norwegian Government yesterday expressed its deep-felt sympathy with the people of Sri Lanka and announced that they would grant Rs. 160 million as emergency relief.
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