The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to provide emergency relief to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal, the Prime Minister office said.
The statement said:
Immediately after hearing about the tragedy President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe discussed the issue and decided to provide relief. To this end a special committee headed by their two respective secretaries was set up.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe informed his Nepali counterpart that President Sirisena had decided to offer whatever help was possible to alleviate the suffering of those affected. He also expressed the sorrow of the Government and people of Sri Lanka at the plight of the victims.
The Prime Minister also spoke with the Acting Ambassador of Nepal in Sri Lanka and the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal to obtain information about the urgent needs of the Nepali people. Accordingly an Air Force plane will leave for Nepal at 2.00 am tomorrow (26th) carrying four doctors, other medical staff and medicines. They are due to arrive in Katmandu at 7.00 am.
In addition a SriLankan Airlines flight carrying dry rations and other essential items will also leave for Katmandu tomorrow afternoon. Arrangements have been made to bring back Sri Lankans including students currently in Nepal in the return flight.
public Sunday, 26 April 2015 06:38
Waste of public money. Nepal is of absolutely no use SL at all.
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Sarathsk Sunday, 26 April 2015 09:25
Public, please get your head checked by a qualified psychiatrist..
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Lenski Vee Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:55
To give and not expect anything in return is the greatest legacy mankind can bestow upon his children
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Sabi Sunday, 26 April 2015 13:48
How can anybody make a stupid comment like that. We must help anybody who needs it irrespective of use to Sri Lanka or not. That comment is certainly from a heartless brute!!
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qxtr Sunday, 26 April 2015 14:10
Public, Imagine if countries who sent tsunami relief thought the same way. Get a life.
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anapayan Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:26
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Hikmat Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:13
Thanks to Government of Srilanka for your support.Thanks to Mr. President
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Lenski Vee Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:36
It is heartening to see the quick positive !reaction from the SL government , well done
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supuntharaka Monday, 27 April 2015 19:31
I got vacation for 2 weeks and would like to volunteer , Please let me know if someone know whom to contact, thanks
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atul ranjan Friday, 1 May 2015 14:05
Thanks to Buddhist people of sri Lanka for helping Nepali victims.
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