Sri Lanka received a donation of USD 2.32 million worth essential medical supplies from Bangladesh at the request of the Government.
Health Minister, Prof. Channa Jayasumana noted that there were over 50 types of essential medicines in the relief sent to the country.
The Bangladesh High Commission said the donation had been handed over to Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Dhaka, Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne in the presence of Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Health Minister, Zahid Maleque and President of the Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) Nazmul Hassan.
The goodwill gesture is significant of the longstanding bilateral relations, as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2022.