Sri Lanka receives second shipment of humanitarian aid from India

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, NEW DELHI – A humanitarian shipment worth 3 billion Sri Lankan rupees consisting of 14,700 tons (MT) of rice, 250 tons of milk powder and 38 tons of medicines donated by the Indian people was handed over by Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay on Friday.

Quoted from www.dailymirror.lk, Saturday (25/06/2022), this aid is the second shipment in a larger pledge of 40,000 tons of rice, 500 tons of milk powder and medicines by the Tamil Nadu State Government.

As noted by the High Commission of India in a statement.

“India’s unprecedented economic, financial and humanitarian assistance to the Sri Lankan people has totaled more than US$3.5 billion by 2022,” the Indian High Commission said.

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In addition, India is providing support through three lines of credit totaling more than $1.5 billion and around $2 billion in forex support.

“This support from the Government and the Indian people takes the form of everything from supplying medicines to several health authorities in different areas of Sri Lanka to distributing kerosene among Sri Lankan fishermen,” the Indian High Commission said.

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