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China responded to flood disaster in Sri Lanka by committing to donate relief items worth of US 2.2 million, a statement said today.

The relief goods, to be dispatched to Colombo by a chartered flight soon, include tents, blankets, sheets, rain boots and life jackets.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang sent condolence messages to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe respectively on the loss of lives and property in floods and landslides caused by heavy rain.

The Chinese embassy in a statement said, “On behalf of the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese leaders extended sympathy and condolences to the Leaders, Government and people of Sri Lanka. The Chinese Government will give full support to the disaster relief operations of the Sri Lankan Government. We believed that under the leadership of the Sri Lankan Government, Sri Lankan people will surely conquer the disaster and rebuild the homes at the earliest possible date.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross Society of China also granted US $ 100,000 emergency humanitarian cash assistance to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society for their disaster relief efforts.

Chinese enterprises and overseas Chinese in Sri Lanka will also try their best to help the disaster affected people through donation and other means, the statement added.


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  • vajira Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:53 PM

    This is the same amount they passed for ministers' vehicles for few days ago.

    raj Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:02 PM

    this disaster happens because of the climate change. Sri Lanka should not destroy forest. Instead it should focus on planting more trees. Sri Lanka should also focus on controlling the population since Sri Lanka is a small country. If population increases further, more forest will be destroyed and more weather disaster. This climate changes also happen by India and China who are biggest polluters in the world. Asian countries should focus their effort in controlling climate change by reducing car monoxide. If not, there will be more weather related disasters.

    nick Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:01 PM

    now this what u call super power responds... so call u.s super power only granted us not even 0.1% what China giving us we really have think twice before licking up western countries when China helping us solidly via DM Android App

    ceylon Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:15 PM

    great. via DM Android App

    Ahmed Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:27 PM

    US gave only 15 million rupees. compare 15 million rupees with 2.2 million dollars. the west only talk big with empty pockets. Thank you China

    Jonson Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:09 PM

    Checkmate India. via DM Android App

    Ajja Monday, 29 May 2017 07:55 AM

    Thank You China for you kind gesture towards the people of Srilanka. The black flag local juntas should now realize only the closest neighbors come to our help not those Yankees.

    Ritz Monday, 29 May 2017 08:07 AM

    don't compare how much mount received like beggars ....

    Thanos Monday, 29 May 2017 08:31 AM

    Thank you China. It is heartening to see how supportive our Asian neighbors in this hour of need.

    ranjiv Monday, 29 May 2017 09:09 AM

    stop counting rupees and dollars. those who write these comments are obviously not the displaced. every single rupee would help the people in need. appreciate every country no matter the amount they send in donations. via DM iOS App

    Senewi Monday, 29 May 2017 09:54 AM

    True friend

    gamini Monday, 29 May 2017 01:05 PM

    Ahemd-China only followed after India, US and PAkistan came to our assistance


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