RAWALPINDI: A special consignment of relief medical supplies and emergency goods donated by Pakistan for Koslandawatta – Meeriyabedda landslide victims, was handed over to the Sri Lanka Army at Katunayaka Bandaranayake International Airport.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had spoken to Sri Lankan Army Chief Lt Gen Daya Ratnayake on phone and had made this offer.
It may be recalled that last week 100 people died in devastating mudslide in Budhala, Sri Lanka.
A team of 18 officers from the Pakistan Army, led by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General (R) Qasim Qureshi, handed over relief stocks containing, 10 generators, shelters, 150 tents, 0.7 Tones of medicine, to the Sri Lanka Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General E.M.M Ambanpola who was present at the airport on behalf of the Commander of the Army.
The Pakistan team with technicians and other tradesmen would assist the Sri Lanka Army by providing technical Knowhow for their installation.
Another consignment of relief aids will be dispatched from Pakistan today, the press release said. -Samaa