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Vietnam appreciates Lanka’s support

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi and the Sri Lankan community in Vietnam have raised Rs. 540,000 to support relief efforts by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam relating to the massive floods and landslides in central Vietnam.

Since the final week of October, these regions have been heavily affected by series of typhoons and tropical storms.

Flooding and landslides have killed 230 people including 35 military personnel. Over 1.5 million people from 317, 000 families have been displaced, with over 200, 000 houses were damaged. The economic cost is USD 735 million.

The donation of VND 66.5 million was made by Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam Prasanna Gamage to Deputy Director General Southeast Asia, South Asia and South Pacific Pham Hung Tam, and Vice President of the Trade Union of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Tran Duc Hung on November 9 at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Vietnam in Ha Noi.

Ambassador Gamage conveyed the deepest condolences and sympathies of the Government and People of Sri Lanka to the bereaved family members of the military personnel and other citizens who have passed away in the natural disaster and prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured and adversely affected. Ambassador Gamage said that at this difficult time, the Government and people of Sri Lanka continue to stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Vietnam.

He added that Sri Lanka firmly believes that people of Vietnam possess the resilience, courage and also the able guidance of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to successfully manage and overcome the ongoing crisis.

Tam expressed the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s gratitude for the kind gesture, and the Sri Lankan community in Vietnam’s solidarity, at this time of need.

He avowed Viet Nam’s appreciation for the longstanding friendship between Vietnam and Sri Lanka and their shared readiness to assist each other in times of need.