Colombo, May 28 (NIA) – The Chinese government has announced to donate emergency humanitarian disaster relief goods worth an estimated 2.2 million US dollars to the people affected by floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, the Government Information Department, quoting China Radio International (CRI) said.
The relief goods, which will be sent to Colombo by a chartered flight soon. This will include tents, blankets, sheets, rain boots, and life jackets.
Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have sent condolence messages to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe respectively over the devastating floods and landslides which has so far killed 151 people and displaced 100,000.
In addition, the Foreign Minister of China has also sent a message of condolence to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake.