France donates medicine worth Euro 300,000

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Following the request made by the government, France  donates a stock of medicine worth Euro 300, 000 (around Rs 115 million). 

France expressed its goodwill to assist Sri Lanka at this crucial moment as the crisis hit health service is facing acute shortages of drugs and essential medicine amid the worsening economic situation.

This stock is expected to be flown by our national carrier SriLankan  over the weekend. Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu will hand over the medicine to the Sri Lankan health authorities upon its arrival.  

It is an emergency response to the urgent needs of the country. France maintains a dynamic cooperation with Sri Lanka for decades. In 2005, in another emergency, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) committed €89 million for rebuilding infrastructures damaged by the tsunami in December 2004.

Since 2010, the AFD has been working in Sri Lanka under a clear mandate to promote green and inclusive growth in the sectors of water and sanitation, energy and urban development. Over a period of almost 10 years, the AFD group has committed EUR 626 million to projects, becoming one of the most important bilateral donor partners for Sri Lanka.