SL donates USD 25,000 to Philippines typhoon victims

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Sri Lanka donated USD 25,000 to the Philippines for rehabilitation of homes of the victims of Typhoon, ‘Bhopa’ which claimed several hundreds of lives and destroyed properties worth millions last December.
 
The External Affairs Ministry said that Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines Nawalage Bennet Cooray, conveyed personal condolences of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Government of the Philippines over loss of lives on 12th December, 2012 and pledged on behalf of the President Sri Lanka’s support for a housing rehabilitation programme.

A sum of USD 25,000 approved by the Government of Sri Lanka was donated to the Department of Social Welfare and Development as a token of friendship and the cheque was presented to Foreign Secretary of the Republic of the Philippines Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario by Ambassador Cooray at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila on 27th February, 2013.
 
Foreign Minister Rosario, while acknowledging the donation recalled with gratitude Sri Lanka’s friendship and solidarity demonstrated just a year ago, through another donation made after the typhoon “Sendong” which disrupted the lives of Mindanao people during the month of December 2011.

In December, 2012 lives of thousands of Filipino people living in Compostela Valley in Davao province in the Philippines were severely disrupted by typhoon ‘Bhopa’.
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  • Abdul Friday, 01 March 2013 07:22 AM

    our guys have so many girlfriends there

    russel Friday, 01 March 2013 02:42 PM

    Abdul you a right, our guys helping their families no need goverment funds

    Grace Friday, 01 March 2013 07:32 AM

    Good deed at a time SL is projected in a bad light.

    aiyyo Friday, 01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    they could hav used it for settling debt via DM Android App

    Buwa Friday, 01 March 2013 11:55 AM

    a friend in need is a friend indeed.
    our country may be struggling, but we must not forget our social responsibilities.
    even if I have only Rs 1000 in the bank, and a friend needs money for a surgery, I will give as much as I can. Won't you?

    saranga Friday, 01 March 2013 07:48 AM

    philipinos are one of the selfish nations in the world.they are getting enough aids from united states..shame on you M R. Give that to our poor people.

    MLS Friday, 01 March 2013 08:08 AM

    Our whole economy is running on debt, but we have money to donate,,,,,.

    sinnan Friday, 01 March 2013 08:10 AM

    Well Done!!! Miracle of Asia , Even though we beg from the world it's the courtesy that we help in a small way for the victims of nature. which is the 2500 years old cultural of our motherland.

    Buwa Friday, 01 March 2013 03:42 PM

    i feel sorry for the friends of those who gave this thumbs down!

    ChickenParippu Friday, 01 March 2013 08:21 AM

    so is this Chinese money?

    Zinger Friday, 01 March 2013 08:34 AM

    Get a loan from china and then donate it lol..!

    chamzi Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Goofs... they may never visited Manila. via DM Android App

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:46 AM

    Good deed. Love your neighbour in practical manner.

    Yuri Friday, 01 March 2013 10:06 AM

    Remember we soon will give Loan to Europe from Mannar Oil !

    Dolwatta Friday, 01 March 2013 10:07 AM

    I've heard that their favourite food is cat meat. Do we have a cat problem..?

    wild Friday, 01 March 2013 10:47 AM

    Its like opening a car permit L.C !! like giving chicken feed !!

    raj Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:43 AM

    While the rest of us go hungry when the cost living goes up.

    raj Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:50 AM

    Right, a country which can't look after its own people, seeks to look after another country, well come to paradise.

    kiwi Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:46 AM

    OK so now the Phillipines is with us is it????? Who else can SL buy over????

    Ranjit Friday, 01 March 2013 07:02 AM

    Good. Is it from our begging bowl?

    raj Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:53 AM

    Charity begins at home, first help the people in this country who faced floods recently, specially the farmers who have lost their crops and have loans to repay. The Gov has a moral responsibility to look after it people first, then only we can help others.

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 01 March 2013 07:08 AM

    What a show off we are doing. Ratata parakase gederata maragathe.

    Trevin Mendis Friday, 01 March 2013 07:09 AM

    Of course helping a country in need is a good dead. But seems SL is a very rich country now....See we are very developed, to give away US $25 000.

    RajasH Friday, 01 March 2013 11:08 AM

    Rob Peter to pay Paul.
    Peter is not IMF or Chinese loan.
    Peter is common Sri Lankans on the poverty line struggling to exist specially in the NE


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