Sri Lanka donates flood relief items to Pakistan

Nov 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka has made a donation of relief items to the flood affected people in Sindh Province in Pakistan.

The Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris has symbolically handed over a package of items to the High Commissioner of Pakisatan in Colombo Ms. Seema Illahi Baloch at the Ministry of External Affairs today.

The donation of items has been arranged by the Ministry of External Affairs under a directive of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The Minister has reiterated the value Sri Lanka places on the strong and friendly relations with Pakistan.

The Ministry has arranged to dispatch a consignment of flood relief goods such as tea, biscuits, sleeping bags, bed sheets, exercise books and medicines to the flood-affected people of Sindh Province.

The United Nations says more than 5 million people are struggling to survive without adequate food, water, shelter or medical supplies since the monsoon rains flooded the province in September. However the UN says its appeal for the victims is only 20% funded.

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