The first consignment of relief materials from India for the flood affected families in Sri Lanka arrived this morning (14).
Indian Air Force transport aircraft, IL76 carried twenty-five tonnes of relief material, including food, drinking water, sleeping mats, blankets, bed sheets.
Besides ready-to-eat meals, the supplies will also include sugar, pulses, milk powder, baby milk formula, salt and other essential seasoning powders and water purifying tablets.
The second shipment will arrive on Monday (Jan 17).
Meanwhile, the Canadian High Commission in Colombo today announced an immediate contribution to supplement efforts made by the government, UN and other agencies to assist those affected by severe flooding afflicting many parts of Sri Lanka.
Canada’s support will help bring relief to almost six thousand families and will also focus on the provision of emergency relief supplies and shelter materials, the High Commission said in a statement.