Russia sends jet with aid to SL

9 August 2017 02:47 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An Il-76 jet from the Russian Government has left Moscow for Colombo with humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka, the Sputnik reported today.

The Russian Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Ministryhas sent around 32 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka hit by powerful floods.

"Today, on the request of Sri Lanka's government and by the order of the Russian government, an Il-76 jet of the Emergencies Ministry left Moscow for Colombo with humanitarian aid cargo. It will deliver about 32 tonnes of humanitarian aid to people suffering from the floods. These are portable electrical power plants, tents and dishes," the ministry's press service has told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief Minister Vladimir Puchkov has sent a telegram to Sri Lankan Disaster ManagementMinister expressing his condolences and readiness to provide the country with the necessary assistance.

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  • damithw Wednesday, 09 August 2017 04:38 PM

    These are for the May Flood victims , or Russians are predicting that we will get floods soon. Or they were intended to be going to china as china has floods right now

    sachith Wednesday, 09 August 2017 04:43 PM

    flood or drought?

    Bala Wednesday, 09 August 2017 04:43 PM

    Too little too late.

    nimal Wednesday, 09 August 2017 05:22 PM

    All the crooks from parliament get ready....


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