Colombo, June 1 (NIA) – The Maldives government, on Thursday handed over financial assistance to the Sri Lankan government to assist in flood relief.
The Maldives President’s Office said in a statement the Maldives Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohamed Asim in his capacity as the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake.
During this meeting, the Special Envoy conveyed condolences from the Government and the people of Maldives to Sri Lanka following the flooding and landslides that occurred due to torrential rains resulting in the loss of several innocent lives, damages to infrastructure, and a significant disruption of the lives of hundreds of people; and informed that the Maldives stands with Sri Lanka during this difficult time.
During the meeting, the Special Envoy of the President also handed over to Minister Karunanayake, financial assistance from the Government of Maldives to the Government of Sri Lanka.
The Special Envoy of the President was accompanied at the meeting by the Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Zahiya Zareer, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aminath Abdullah Didi and Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Khadeeja Najeeha.