Sri Lanka donates flood relief worth US$ 50,000 to Thailand

Nov 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government announced today that it donated US$ 50,000 aid package for flood-ravaged Thailand today as relief to its people.

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L Peiris has handed over a token of the consignment to the Charge de Affaires of the Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo Rungnapa Srivannavit Monday in a ceremony held at the Ministry.

The humanitarian aid package containing mainly 100,000 bottles of drinking water and 150 water tanks would be transferred to the Thai authorities through the Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok, the Ministry said in a release.

The Ministry, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, has also arranged to send a consignment of 1300 Kg of tea, collected through the generous donations of tea exporters, to Thailand urgently.

Members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Commerce have also contributed to the relief aid that is to be sent from Sri Lanka, the Ministry said.

Some areas of the Thai capital, Bangkok, are still under water from the worst flooding in more than half a century. Over 600 people have died in the floods that began in late July and nearly 5 million have been displaced.

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