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China has decided to provide emergency humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka to help the flood-hit areas, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said today

"China will offer emergency humanitarian aid worth 10 million yuan (about $1.52 million) to Sri Lanka," Hong told a regular news briefing, adding that Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi extended condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart.

Heavy monsoon rains caused flooding across the island nation last week, killing at least 40 people, leaving 51,400 people in temporary shelters and threatening Sri Lanka's staple rice crop. (Xinhua)
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  • rosh Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:06 AM

    Idiot, that money is not for him but buy him for his franchise team from IPL

    sinnan Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:26 AM

    Who will get this Aid?
    The Million Dollar Question is Is it for the Government Ministers, , Their Hench-mens, & Rouge officials?????

    renganthan Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:36 AM

    This is a drop in the ocean for all the projects that are been given to the Chinese!!!! As a Chinese territory you'll have to look after your territories better than this!!!

    What ever Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:43 AM

    China ,,you are a real country, dont influence on any country,but helps a lot to country like srilanka,,,,

    li diankui Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:45 AM

    hi everybody, i am a chinese working in SL for construction, China is not a super power, we have long way to go.

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:54 AM

    Past 2 years Chine have lend 110 Billion $ to Develop and Developing Countries while World Bank had lent only 98 Billion

    local boy Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:07 PM

    EU= more than 17 countries mate

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:22 PM

    Only one nation behind you in Asia. Please lookafter.

    TMA Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:24 PM

    It's not the cruelty of the society. But the greed of our cricketers. These ppl get lotta money but gives none 2 charity. Look @ all the other international sports stars

    Nokia maru Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:33 AM

    What 6% it is the standard for us to charge 9% on our loans!

    TMA Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:25 PM

    Of course, China has to take care of their colony. I wonder Y these ppl never thank US when they help us

    Ashoka Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:32 PM

    I guess we have very funny set of commenters,

    nagu Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:34 PM

    Dont be stupid......China never interferes with SL internal affairs...Like US, EU, UK......therefore its 100 times better than them.....

    nagu Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:36 PM

    really? So he is working for FREE?

    channa Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:39 PM

    Very Sad to say...he doesn't know about his own country......

    channa Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:40 PM

    27 countries now.....Which means $100,000 per country....Worse than USA...EU -You can do better than this....

    flood affected perso Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:41 PM

    Thank you China helping us at this sad moment.

    channa Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:41 PM

    You mean helping like, trying to take our brave soldiers to War Criminal Court?

    Rajitha Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:57 PM

    well that's how capitalism works. if you don't like it go to Cuba or North Korea.

    J Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:43 PM

    what a peanuts, how much they earn from construction work in our soil.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:48 PM

    Chinese colony ...what do you expect?

    Over the Top Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:12 PM

    What is the interest rate, the standard 6%.

    KHKaru Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:12 PM

    Your turn now, US and India to raise the bid. How about raising it 10 times to 15.2 mil.

    Gonaglegodbanda Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:13 PM

    tell me my dear Chinese friend are you attached to the Prisons department in the homeland?

    zorro Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:13 PM

    instead of being proud of our mother country now we have started to compare china with the western and proud of china? funny are we already sold out to china? China our mother country?

    Puran Appu! Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:14 PM

    My friend have u got any word from the Great assembly to when we have to change our surnames to "Lee"?

    KHKaru Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:13 PM

    Hi Ii, Hu's working on it.

    Faqi Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:51 PM

    Chine has a hidden agenda, it is not helping countries because they love them, but for resources that they could garner in the future.

    local boy Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:09 AM

    6 times than US.. yum yum.... thank you china... love you !!

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:12 AM

    Once friend always a friend; indeed in the hour of need.

    Ranjan Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:18 AM

    Mahela got Us $ 1.5 million at IPL. If he can give that money he can be a super power like China. If we think about 150,000 people were effected, then Mahela is getting the same ammount as another 150,000 people. But not disgracing his talents, but just want to emphaise how uncruel this society is.

    I the Jury Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:23 AM

    How much will reach the real needy, after paying 10% all the rogues.

    Janaka Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:26 AM

    @localboy ....yum yum for Ministers to fill their pockets ..but not for ppl ....

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:27 AM

    China you are super power already

    malkanthi Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:28 AM

    We dont bother to understand the hidden motive behind china helping us immensely, 'cos we cannot afford to lose them!

    K.B. Cheena Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:37 AM

    u r welcome.

    Thas Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:00 AM

    How many Chinese are going to accompany the 1.52mil and how many will settle down to produce Chinese!!!!!

    local boy Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:47 AM

    ministers + NGOs = 1.4 million , Balance to be paid to the local boys

    Gal Bamuna Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:54 AM

    @local boy,
    but western (EU)pledged USD 2.7mn for flood relief ;)


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