India sends water, rice as Sri Lanka faces severe drought

As Sri Lanka is facing the worst drought in 40 years, India has provided an emergency assistance of water and rice to the Island country. The commitment to donate eight water bowsers and 100 metric tons of rice as immediate assistance for drought relief was made by Foreign Secretary of India Dr. Jaishankar on behalf of Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj to Sri Lanka Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, during his recent visit to Sri Lanka in February 2017. The Indian government has already handed over eight water bowsers to the Sri Lankan authorities and the consignment of rice would be delivered soon. …………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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