Pakistan sends rice for drought affected people in Sri Lanka

08.02.2017

Pakistan on Wednesday sent 25 tons of rice for the people of drought-hit Sri Lanka, which is facing the worst drought in four decades, the Foreign Ministry said.

An aircraft carrying the rice has left for Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the ministry said in a statement.

The Pakistani government and people “stand shoulder to shoulder with the brotherly people of Sri Lanka in this hour of need and will continue to provide all possible support to them,” the statement said.

Sri Lankan officials said last month that at least 10,000 people were affected by the ongoing drought and the number are expected to increase in the coming weeks.


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