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The JVP today expressed its suspicion as to what happened to the massive quantities of aid delivered by various local and international donors for the benefit of people affected by the recent floods. 

Addressing a press conference, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the government received 29 lorry loads of aid from the World Food Programme (WFP), Rs. 3 million from China, aid materials worth Rs.2.7 million from Japan and US $ 300,000 from the US.

Mr. Silva also said that each public servant donated his or her day’s pay, and airport authorities collected one million rupees for the victims.

“India sent 25 tonnes of aid items and dry rations in two containers. Also, the UN has pledged US $ 51 million. Pakistan has donated US $ 100,000, Italy Rs.27 million and the European Union two million Euros. China has committed Rs.165 million,” he said.

However, he said that the government should explain to the country how they disbursed these money and aid for the benefit of the affected persons. (KB)
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  • citizen1 Thursday, 03 February 2011 06:05 AM

    We all know what happens to 'aid' money. lol

    Upul Wednesday, 02 February 2011 06:49 PM

    These guys seriously need a help!

    CW Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:18 PM

    What a clown?

    Gon wasiya Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:40 AM

    Money will be spent for government's show off and Hon ministers’ luxury life. Apita pol gediyak ganna bariwa lath wenawa.

    gishan Illangakoon Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:43 AM

    JVP is always suspicious. Who cares their comments. Bankrupt party

    namal rajakaruna Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:46 AM

    Operation Helping Humbantota 02

    wara Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:57 AM

    Give me one example which you didn't feel suspicious about government.

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 02 February 2011 12:13 PM

    You JVP ers have doubt for every damn thing what ever governments does,whether it UNP or PA

    LA Thursday, 03 February 2011 03:55 AM

    he is talking about , 1million, 3 million rupees donated by some people, Tilvin don't u have a brain to think that this is petty cash for a government compered to what they are doing to affected people. You may be thinking 3 million is a big amount when u guys were robbing banks in 1987. But for disaster recovery this is negligible, this money is not enough even to lift the aircraft for rescue operations.

    zorro Wednesday, 02 February 2011 01:22 PM

    this is called the Tsunami effect. elections are around the corner and the money is needed, you understand me!

    Calm Wednesday, 02 February 2011 01:43 PM

    As in the past part of the aid material would have been turned to cash by those in authority. You could spot them in their new cars and/or bungalows they are building.

    Greens Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:26 PM

    Ohh yeahh,.. they wernt given to you the so called party of people. So you wanna know that,.. If they were given to yu,then no body could question that,.. so plain stupid,..


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