At the request of the Sri Lankan Government, the Chinese Government agreed to donate 2,752 metric tons of rice for emergency humanitarian relief. The project is implemented by COFCO Corporation. The first batch of 1000 MT of rice to Colombo was handed over to Sri Lanka at the Colombo Port today. Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and President’s Secretary Austin Fernando accepted the first batch on behalf of the government. It was handed over by Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang. Pics by Pradeep Pathirana
ANTON Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:54 PM
AIYOOOO............. KING PARAKUMBA IS CRYING !!!
SENA Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:58 PM
Casanova Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:18 PM
Hope it's rice and not rice.
don juan Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:24 PM
What a shame!
Laminate Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:53 PM
tincy1 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:19 PM
Emergency humanitarian relief !!! what ??? where?? why?
Shaan Wednesday, 22 November 2017 07:57 PM
Leave our political differences. Under MR, with the fertilizer subsidy his government gave to poor farmers, by 2013, we were self sufficient with rice. To a few neighboring countries, we donated rice when they had difficulties. The 2004 paddy harvest was so good, the UNP/SLFP govt did not have enough storage space and they used Mattala airport to store paddy (and to insult MR). Today the same govt is begging to China asking to donate rice. What a shame! Today, we have killed our paddy farmers and kneeing down to Chinese.
Arnold Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:33 PM
Unleash the CAA guys and they will surely find something bad like "vadha beheth" in it.
Daya Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:53 PM
Plastic rice? Export to Import?? Shame on you politicos.
Kavantissa Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:53 AM
As usual, some MPs will convert this into cash and place the cash in their private bank accounts. After all we are in Sri Lanka Politics. That is why we came into politics.
Arnold Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:51 AM
The first and last picture looks like the quality of rice is not good. It looks the international community has put Sri Lanka in the same level as Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, etc.
Gamage Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:58 AM
China does not want us to be independent and developed. They want us to be a beggar and dependent on them... Our buuuru govts then and past did not want to realize this because they and their wives and children and close hechmen get their santhosam with these unscrupulous deals...
j.f.ling Thursday, 23 November 2017 06:16 AM
King PARAKUMBA IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVESRI LANK-EN VOTED FOR A CHANGE AND IT IS THE CHANGENO COUNTRY HAVE RICE TO GIVE BUT ONLY CHINA HAD COME FORWARD TO THE SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT WHERE THE OTHERS COUNTRIES WHO PROMISED THE GOVERNMENT WITH AID THEY ARE ONLY TALKING NO ACTIONS
kavantissa Thursday, 23 November 2017 06:19 AM
It is rice, not plastic. And it looks like Chinese Jasmin Rice - the stuff that the Emperors ate. Those who are lucky to receive this in assistance should cook it with less water - 3/4 cup of water for 1 cup of rice. Serve with two or three hot curries and a fry of small fish dry fish or sprats. As a 'heel buth' try with kirihodi and polsambol. Those who do not like Jasmin rice could exchange their share for their favorite rice or wheat flour.
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