Sri Lanka sends relief supplies to
[October 28, 2005 - 10.30 GMT]
Sri Lanka sent its first consignment of
relief aid to Pakistan’s
earthquake victims last week. On the initiation of President Chandrika
Kumaratunga 7500 large and small tents, two metric tons of tea, six
metric tons of rice and two metric tons of dhal were flown to
Islamabad, by a special Sri Lanka Air Force
The relief items
were handed over in Colombo by the Minister of Environment and Natural
Resources AHM Fowzie and Chairman, Task Force for Relief (TAFOR) Tilak
Ranaviraja to Pakistan’s envoy in Colombo Bashir Wali Mohamed. The High
Commissioner thanked the Government and people of
for this gesture despite the recent natural disaster it had to face.
Minister Fowzie on
the President’s directive recently visited
to convey the sympathies of the Sri Lankan Government and people over
the tragedy and to pledge Sri Lanka’s
willingness to assist in whatever manner possible. The Minister also
presented a cheque for US $ 100,000 to the Prime Minister of
for the relief effort.
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Date: October 28, 2005 - 10.30 GMT