Colombo, May 30 (NIA) – The Red Cross Society of China, on Tuesday, donated US 100,000 dollars to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) supporting Sri Lanka’s relief and rebuilding efforts on the present disaster of flooding and landslides.
A statement by the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said that Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang, on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China, handed over the donation to Nimal Kumar, National Secretary of SLRCS.
On Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang sent condolence messages to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on the tragic loss of life and property following the heavy rains that led to severe floods and landslides.
On behalf of the government and people of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese leaders extended sympathy and condolences to the Leaders, Government and people of Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.
“The Chinese Government will give full support to the disaster relief operations of the Sri Lankan Government. We believed that under the leadership of the Sri Lankan Government, Sri Lankan people will surely conquer the disaster and rebuild the homes at the earliest date possible,” the Embassy said.
The Chinese government announced to donate emergency humanitarian disaster relief goods worth an estimated 2.2 million US dollars to Sri Lankan people who were affected by floods and landslides.
The relief goods, which will be sent to Colombo by a Chartered flight soon, include tent, blanket, sheet, rain boot and life jacket urgently needed by the Sri Lankan side.