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Sri Lanka Gives $52,110, 100kg Tea For Cyclone Victims

The Sri Lankan government has donated $52,110 ($US25,000) and 100 kilogrammes of tea to the people of Fiji, as a symbolic contribution towards relief assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone
31 Mar 2016 11:53
Sri Lanka Gives $52,110, 100kg Tea For Cyclone Victims
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar presenting Sri Lanka’s symbolic relief donation to the Fijian High Commissioner in Australia Yogesh Punja. Photo: Sri Lanka High Commissioner, Canberra

The Sri Lankan government has donated $52,110 ($US25,000) and 100 kilogrammes of tea to the people of Fiji, as a symbolic contribution towards relief assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston.

The cheque was handed over by Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar, to the Fijian High Commissioner in Australia Yogesh Punja on March 23.

The consignment of tea will be dispatched by the Sri Lanka Tea Board directly to the National Disaster Management Office in Fiji.

In handing over the cheque, High Commissioner Skandakumar said that Sri Lanka was well aware of the devastation that can result from a natural disaster, having immensely  suffered from the 2004 tsunami.

Fijian High Commissioner Mr Punja thanked Sri Lanka for the symbolic gesture and briefed Mr Skandakumar on the relief assistance underway to help the people in the affected areas.

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