SL gets Rs 530M in aid from Japan
Sri Lanka, on Wednesday (28), received Japanese aid of Rs 530 million to help the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government in its fight against COVID -19.
It was the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that helped organise the Waste Management Project of the Western Province in collaboration with National Solid Waste Management Support Centre of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government.
Fusato Tanaka, Chief Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office presented personal protective equipment including sanitisers, facemasks and gloves to Sarath Weerasekara, State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, to be used by the waste collecting team in the Western Province, some of whom were gravely affected recently by Covid-19.
Weerasekara handed over the equipment to the Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Gunathilake, Governor of the Western Province. Dr. Priyantha Serasighe was also present. (NV)