Indonesia donates 3.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid to SL

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The first batch of essential medicines and medical equipment, cumulatively valued at SL Rs. 517.5 million (nearly US $ 1.6 million), donated by Indonesia, was received by Prof. Channa Jayasumana today (28).

Jayasumana received the consignment at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this evening.

The second bath is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on 08 May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday (27) received Ambassador of Indonesia Dewi Gustina Tobing at the Foreign Ministry, during which he was briefed on the Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka from the Government of Indonesia.

Ambassador Tobing briefed the Foreign Minister that pursuant to a request for essential medicines and medical equipment from the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka, the Government of Indonesia in consultation with Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka and the representative Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Indonesia, worked with Health officials and the pharmaceutical industry of Indonesia, to facilitate the provision of 3.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka.