Saudi Arabia pledges $300 million assistance to SL

2 September 2018 02:45 pm - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Saudi Arabia today pledged $ 300 million worth of assistance to Sri Lanka, which will be disbursed to various areas in the country for various development programmes.

The Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Abdul Nazar Al Hardi said during the inauguration of the Badulla-Chenkalldai Road Development project in Padiyatalawa this morning that his government would provide assistance to the tune of US 300 million.

He said the fund would be spent on water supply projects, agriculture sector, education and health facility development.

“We are happy to assist Sri Lanka and look forward to strengthen bilateral ties with Sri Lanka,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 28

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Citizen Sunday, 02 September 2018 03:03 PM

    Saudi Arabia being 100% Muslim country providing millions of financial assistance even considering the minority issues faced recently, this shows the where the Islam stands...Hats off to Saudis for their invaluable contribution

    Saman Sunday, 02 September 2018 06:24 PM

    Previously also Saudis wanted to invest in the same manner. However, It was declined by the government as there was a hidden agenda. Btw this time also it seems fishy as it goes with a term call assistance(not a loan)

    Tamil Sunday, 02 September 2018 06:36 PM

    You idiot,you go to Saudi Arabia and just utter the word Buddhism or Hinduism in public,then see what happens. This 300 million is nothing compared to millions the country earns every day from the oil coming from the ground.

    Jaykay Sunday, 02 September 2018 07:02 PM

    Guys China is 100 time better option - but NOT SA. China good or bad everything is on paper with professional approach but these guys live with uncivilized mind set would create many unexpected problems which would tarnish image, culture, quality of life etc.

    Manik Sunday, 02 September 2018 07:47 PM

    What a shrewd cover to fulfil the hidden agenda

    Jaliya Monday, 03 September 2018 07:47 AM

    Citizen are you that naive or utterly ignorant to disregard the fact that no loan is given to sri lanka by a Muslim nation without any strings attached ? Out corrupt politicos are just extending their arm for the donation … that is why we are the wonder of Asia

    RBH Monday, 03 September 2018 09:10 AM

    Most of the gold shops Groceries, Textiles are form India, electrical Items are from china they not complaining of saudi arabia they making use if them same with US , Sri lanks is omly complains

    Buffaloe Sunday, 02 September 2018 04:08 PM

    Hope any politico will not complain to people that these funds were misused by their colleagues officers or the opponents. The poor people in interior villages badly need a good mechanism to develop their standard of living . via DM Android App

    Summa Sunday, 02 September 2018 04:19 PM

    Dear Sir, MANY THANKS. KSA, UAE and Qatar are Mid-Eastern leading the aid packages to SL by way of 'donations' or by hiring manpower. Our leaders must make efforts to visit these countries more often and make friendships with these honourable leaders (they're real 'honourables', not like our dirty leeches).

    Martin Milton Sunday, 02 September 2018 04:22 PM

    It will be rank stupidity if Sri Lanka accepts this funding. The intention is clear only to those who could read 'between the lines'. But of course the motto of this GOSL and several before that, is 'Beggars cannot be choosers'. The trend is becoming extremely clear to those who can see. MM

    Empulz Sunday, 02 September 2018 04:32 PM

    Where are the racists now?

    Iamtheone Sunday, 02 September 2018 06:24 PM

    every day Saudi bombing and killing Yeman people and children, may of them refugees and no food or water. but King of Saudi mafia sucking all wealth from oil. and enjoying lavish lifestyle for only kings families not the people in need. $200 million is just their pocket money for them.

    Senarath Sunday, 02 September 2018 05:11 PM

    I cant understand, why every government let the outsiders to intervene in internal activities based on race religion ect.if a donor is determining who to and what to do with money they giving in communal basis, it could create bigger problem in the future.When our boneless politicians going to understand this.

    Brainmaster Sunday, 02 September 2018 05:58 PM

    I hope its not mainly to ere t new mosques via DM Android App

    Jaliya Monday, 03 September 2018 08:05 AM

    It is worse than that … just take a drive on airport HWY and exit in Paliyagoda and see if you can spot the LOTUS tower directly in front of your face …. Construct with a name of a flower that is commonly used at places of devotion … represent mostly the Buddhist culture …. The tower with the real appearance of an Arabic sentiment … I thought I have taken the wrong flight and arrived in Amman Jordan .. Then I noticed the unruly drivers and the three-wheelers.

    RBH Monday, 03 September 2018 09:00 AM

    United States is building mosques in US

    Islander Sunday, 02 September 2018 06:26 PM

    Being in Saudi for sometime I was really amazed how the majority consider Srilankans to be honest and hard working over other workers from South East Asia. I remember 2 years back Srilanka clocked 40,000 plus tourists from Saudi.Its good to see Srilanka has a competent ambassador representing Srilanka.Whats sad is the fact that in past decade or two, none of Srilankan leaders have shown interest in visiting Saudi for the benefit of both countries.

    RBH Monday, 03 September 2018 09:04 AM

    See how may indian Shops are there in Saudi

    jaykay Sunday, 02 September 2018 07:11 PM

    SL must identify countries from whom you should accept funds. Though SL is a third world country has some qualities which attract the world towards SL. You should not put that down. Richness doesn't come only from money, rich mind-set is utmost important than money. Do NOT loose it accepting funds from these uncivilized countries like SA.

    ravi sella Monday, 03 September 2018 08:17 AM

    really? would your civilized country USA, UK give us assistance?

    Ashiq Monday, 03 September 2018 12:15 PM

    What is richness ? Give you money with 100 conditions and interfere in local matters. OR give money despite riots and attack on Islam and Muslims knowing or unknowing the fact only a little media coverage is given such development work.

    Haramanis Sunday, 02 September 2018 08:06 PM

    While we must thank Saudi Arabia for the assistance, we must beware that extremist versions of Islam are not exported or supported in Sri Lanka

    Migrant Sunday, 02 September 2018 09:24 PM

    While we would all love to accept that this money is given from the goodness of their hearts, I do not think so. Why Sri Lanka and not Bangladesh for example?There is definitely a reason that the Saudis are doing this. We must be both gracious and vary as to why the Saudis are giving us such a large sum of money.

    Pradeep Monday, 03 September 2018 06:41 AM

    Yes, why do they give? May be they are sending a million swords to circumcise everybody in Sri Lanka. May be they want to take a million brides from Sri Lanka? Yes. We must be wary of everything because millions does not come cheap. But may be they want to take us away from the influence of Iran and Qatar. May be they want us to keep our silence when Saudi bombs kill 40 children.

    RBH Monday, 03 September 2018 09:02 AM

    Sri lanka has supported some countries for what is tha purpose for

    Grace Monday, 03 September 2018 08:22 AM

    Is there something called free lunch. Behind every donation of foreign countries, there is a trap.

    Arunachalam Monday, 03 September 2018 03:53 PM

    This money is given to extend the sharia court system. There are 59 quasi xourts. This money will be used to build.more qusi courts

    dinesh Monday, 03 September 2018 04:13 PM

    yes more educational assistance to open up madrasas and turn out more wahabis with intolerant attitudes to even there own islamic bretherens.,


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Gotabaya Govt’s pre-emptive strike against LTTE Maaveerar Naal

November 27th 1989 was the day on which the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Adivasi community struggle to preserve 37,000 -year-old heritage

Sri Lanka’s indigenous Adivasi community—the Vedda people—have historic

Pad politics is back

In November 2019, in the run up to the Presidential election, Sri Lanka debat

ANYTHING FOR MONEY

Some unregulated online lenders are remotely taking control of phones of thos

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.