Sri Lanka sends relief supplies to Islamabad

[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 aircraft.

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 Sri Lanka for this gesture despite the recent natural disaster it had to face.

Minister Fowzie on the President’s directive recently visited Pakistan 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 Pakistan for the relief effort. 












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Last Updated Date: October 28, 2005 - 10.30 GMT


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