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Second consignment of humanitarian aid from Tamil Nadu worth over SLR 3 bn arrives

The second consignment of humanitarian assistance donated by Government of Tamil Nadu being unloaded at the Colombo Port yesterday.
The second consignment of humanitarian assistance donated by Government of Tamil Nadu being unloaded at the Colombo Port yesterday.

A large humanitarian consignment consisting of 14,700 MT of rice, 250 MT of milk powder and 38 MT of medicines donated by the people of India reached the Colombo Port yesterday.

The total value of this consignment is more than SLR 3 billion.

This is the second consignment under a larger commitment of 40,000 MT of rice, 500 MT of milk powder and medicines donated by Government of Tamil Nadu.

India’s unprecedented economic, financial and humanitarian assistance to the people of Sri Lanka stands at over USD 3.5 billion in 2022. In addition to the three Credit Lines to the tune of more than USD 1.5 billion and forex support of around USD 2 billion, assistance from the Government and people of India has taken the form of supply of medicines to several health-related establishments in various parts of Sri Lanka, distribution of kerosene among the fishermen of Sri Lanka, handing over of dry rations to needy sections etc.

Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Gopal Baglay, Ministers Keheliya Rambukwella, Nalin Fernando, Parliamentarians M. A. Sumanthiran, V. Radhakrishnan, M.Udaya Kumar, Angajan Ramanthan, and several others including Senthil Thondaman welcomed this humanitarian consignment at the Colombo harbour.

The large consignment of humanitarian supplies underscores abiding people to people bonds between India and Sri Lanka as also concerns of the people of India for the well-being of their brethren in Sri Lanka.

These supplies shall be distributed among beneficiaries by the Government of Sri Lanka in the coming days, the Indian High Commission in a release said.


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