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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 4.58 GMT

Flood assistance from Thailand, Italy

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Kasit Piromya handed over a cheque of US $ 100,000 to the Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera on behalf of the Royal Thai Government as an initial contribution for the rehabilitation of areas devastated during the recent floods.

The Thai Foreign Minister made this donation during the BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting held in the Republic of Union of Myanmar.

Accepting the donation, Deputy Minister Perera expressed the Government of Sri Lanka's deep appreciation to the Government of Thailand. He added that the Thai Government had always assisted Sri Lanka whenever the country encountered difficulties, especially following natural disasters.

Italy also sent a plane load of tents, generators, high-energy biscuits and a motorboat to flood-ravaged Sri Lanka.

The Italy Foreign Ministry said the humanitarian airlift, worth an estimated $465,000.





 
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