Sri Lanka to provide humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A special discussion on providing humanitarian aid for the people of Turkey affected by the earthquake was held yesterday (09) at Temple Trees under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on the instructions of the President.

Government institutions, non-government institutions and the private sector together have discussed the essential basic facilities and labor contribution that can be provided to the Turkish people at this moment.

It is reported that there is a plan to send a military battalion including doctors and engineers trained in UN humanitarian operations to support the Turkish people and to send government and private sector products to Turkey.

This program will be implemented through a committee headed by Prime Minister’s Secretary Anura Dissanayake.

The possibility of providing humanitarian aid to Syria through Lebanon was also discussed here.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, Minister of Environment Naseer Ahmed, Member of Parliament Yadamini Gunawardena, Prime Minister’s Secretary Anura Dissanayake, secretaries of ministries, chairmen, and heads of private institutions joined the discussion

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