SL requests help from US

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The US was currently working with USAID’s Office to respond quickly to a request made by the Sri Lankan Government asking for assistance in the aftermath of the Meeriyabedda landslide, US State Department said yesterday.

 

 
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told the daily news briefing that the US Ambassador in Colombo has requested assistance from Washington.    

 

“Our ambassador on the ground has exercised her authority to declare it as a disaster and requested assistance from Washington. The State Department is currently working with USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to respond quickly,” she said.

 

She extended her deepest condolences to the Sri Lankan Government and the people affected by the landslides and commended the rapid response and valiant search and rescue efforts by the GoSL and armed forces.

Meanwhile, the United States Government has provided 6.5 million Sri Lankan Rupees ($50,000) for emergency humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of victims of the recent landslides in Koslanda as requested by the Sri Lankan Government.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working closely with Sri Lanka’s National Disaster Relief Services Center and international aid partners to coordinate the donation of most urgently-needed items.  

 

SL requests help from US
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  • Somathilaga Saturday, 01 November 2014 06:15 AM

    Thank you USA. So many govt. department are waiting for gifts like tents etc.Last time when tunami affected Sri Lanka many govt. departments Received tents after two years after mocking with paint GIFT OF USA

    ANTON Saturday, 01 November 2014 06:45 AM

    HOPE THE AIDS WILL NOT GO INTO UNWANTED POCKETS.

    Nims Saturday, 01 November 2014 06:53 AM

    Anyone got concrete evidences for this. If not do not trust whatever the US embassy spokesperson says. They will never do a favour to anyone if it will not benefits them

    Suq Madique Saturday, 01 November 2014 07:32 AM

    The US did not offer help but tried to interfere in our affairs previously. But this time we are soliciting their help, thats the difference.

    Simple Simon Saturday, 01 November 2014 07:54 AM

    Definitely but, watch where the $ will end up !!

    BOnest Friday, 31 October 2014 12:22 PM

    Yes this is not a moment to look into political prestige. The plantation work force is also our brothers and sisters who earn Forex for our country.

    typical citizen Friday, 31 October 2014 12:32 PM

    has he forget the chinese number via DM Android App

    funny lanka Saturday, 01 November 2014 05:58 PM

    westerns always human being....china only after profit and thier benefits we should understand that

    Noah Friday, 31 October 2014 12:36 PM

    So where is China now ?

    Farook Friday, 31 October 2014 12:50 PM

    Thank you Madam!

    randik Friday, 31 October 2014 01:10 PM

    mr modawansa now what about adirajya wadi balawega

    Jayantha Friday, 31 October 2014 01:45 PM

    We must thanks US for their prompt response.

    desilva Friday, 31 October 2014 03:16 PM

    Whwere is China.So far India gave aids in this disaster. What a shame asking USA to help us!.

    Oh my god Friday, 31 October 2014 06:45 PM

    Why waited for 3 days? This is about human lives

    Begger Friday, 31 October 2014 09:43 PM

    It was only yesterday our government rejected help from USA. How come they today begging from USA.

    deepal Friday, 31 October 2014 10:09 PM

    THANK YOU,USA!WHAT A COUNTRY!!!

    Cha Friday, 31 October 2014 11:23 PM

    Oh now we need there help!! We are a bunch of Hypocrites... bash the US as much as we can and then ask them for help when we need them... What happened to China??

    rangaw Friday, 31 October 2014 11:28 PM

    erwe

    man Saturday, 01 November 2014 01:37 AM

    Yeah Bro what a country. I am privileged to live in and bring up my kids. When help is needed USA is always there. That is why we have 12 million( 12,000,000) illiegal immigrants enjoying Yankee hospitality. USA best country in the world.

    H.B.Herath Saturday, 01 November 2014 03:36 AM

    Guys like Minister Modawansa criticise the USA but run to the USA for help !! What a funny government : These are the guys who disgrace the Sri Lanka Government . They ware only good for village politics !!!

    H.B.Herath Saturday, 01 November 2014 03:38 AM

    Guys like Minister Modawansa criticise the USA but run to the USA for help !! What a funny government : These are the guys who disgrace the Sri Lanka Government . They ware only good for village politics !!!

    sss Saturday, 01 November 2014 04:26 AM

    If the warning has been in Colombo or Hanbantota all residents would have got new houses before the disaster

    Charles Rush Saturday, 01 November 2014 05:08 AM

    Thank you, U S AA FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND IN DEED


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