Sri Lanka to receive USD 2M from WHO


World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Sri Lanka, Dr. Alaka Singh assured Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of the organisation’s full support to overcome Sri Lanka’s medical crisis.

She called on the Premier today (24) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo.

Dr. Singh said that she was confident Sri Lanka would be able to resolve the medicine shortage by July/ August under the new health programme implemented by the current Government.

She stressed that the WHO is committed to improving the nutritional needs of infants and pregnant mothers, adding that Sri Lanka will receive USD 2 million under the initial phase of its assistance programme.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe appreciated the support extended by the World Health Organisation to improve the health standards of Sri Lanka as well as the support extended by many countries, including India and Bangladesh.