Essential goods, including rice, milk powder and medicines all valued at ₹74 crore, was dispatched to Sri Lanka from the VOC Port Madurei by Lok Sabha MP K. Kanimozhi on Saturday.
Tamil Nadu had already sent essential commodities worth about ₹100 crore to Sri Lanka twice. The DMK, she said, followed the ideals of Periyar and it was a spontaneous decision of the government to help the needy people without any expectations.
The State government had in the first instalment dispatched goods worth ₹33 crore from the Kamaraj Port in Chennai and commodities including rice, medicines and milk powder valued at ₹67 crore were sent from Thoothukudi Port in the next consignment.
“Today, it is heartening to send another consignment to the people in the island nation,” she said.
Speaking to reporters, Ms. Kanimozhi said the goods might be of immense help to the people, who were struggling to make both ends meet. “ I hope the leaders in Sri Lanka would bring back normalcy soon and ensure that people lived in a peaceful environment.”
The port officials said that 16,356 metric tonnes of rice, 201 tonnes of milk powder and 39 tonnes of medicines were being sent to Sri Lanka.
Ministers P. Geetha Jeevan, Anitha Radhakrishnan, K.S. Mastan and R. Sakkarapani, Thoothukudi District Collector K.Senthil Raj and senior officials from the VOC Port and others were present on the occasion.
Dave Saturday, 23 July 2022 05:03 PM
It is funny. They need the food much more. They look like tea pluckers but very malnourished.
ama Saturday, 23 July 2022 05:14 PM
please do not send rotten or substandard rice. there were complain on this in the earlier donation.
Sankar Saturday, 23 July 2022 08:24 PM
What a situation our war hero(zero) gota created, his number one enemies donate food for us, pathetic...
Lakminiha Saturday, 23 July 2022 10:42 PM
Is it for free distribution or for sale among the poor people?
Funny times Saturday, 23 July 2022 11:27 PM
Politicians need rice urgently. Specially Prasanna R
Punchi Sunday, 24 July 2022 05:31 AM
We were taught that we were superior to those living north of the Palk straits. Now we poor beggars are living on their charity and their tourists numbers
Man Sunday, 24 July 2022 06:46 AM
But, no fishing can be allowed in the Northern seas as it is the territory of our Northern Fishermen.
VJ Sunday, 24 July 2022 07:58 AM
The ego and pride of the Sri Lanka’s superior race must have taken a hit. They would probably die of hunger rather than eat Tamilnadu donated rice?
Sadeep Sunday, 24 July 2022 09:44 AM
Thank you India for your assistance in this hour of need.
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