25T of medical supplies from India, handed over to SL

25T of medical supplies from India, handed over to SL

25T of medical supplies from India, handed over to SL

Written by Amani Nilar

28 May, 2022 | 9:41 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Acting High Commissioner of India, Vinod K. Jacob handed over a consignment of drugs and other medical supplies donated by Government of India yesterday (27).

The donation of more than 25 tons of medical supplies to Sri Lanka, is valued at over Rs. 260 million, and was handed over to the Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Gharial, a 5600 tons Landing Ship was deployed for the delivery of humanitarian assistance materials expeditiously as part of Mission SAGAR IX. In addition to medical supplies, the ship also carried onboard kerosene for the use of fishermen in Sri Lanka. The consignment of kerosene shall be distributed among the beneficiaries by Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation in the coming days.

The medical consignment was donated in response to requests by various organizations and hospitals spread across different parts of the country. In addition, medical supplies to General Hospital Hambantota, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya and Teaching Hospital, Jaffna are also being catered to, the High Commission said.

Another large consignment of medical supplies for use by Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya was earlier delivered on board INS Gharial on 29 April 2022. These humanitarian supplies are in continuation of Government of India’s ongoing support to the people of Sri Lanka in multiple forms such as financial assistance, forex support, material supply and others, a statement by the High Commission adds.

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