Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe thanked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and the people of India on Sunday, after a fresh dispatch of food items and milk was flagged off Chennai and reached a crisis-ridden country on May 18.
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“Sri Lanka today paid Rs. 2 billion worth of humanitarian aid including milk power, rice and medicines from India. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. @mkstalin and the people of India have extended support. “I appreciate the assistance rendered by @IndiainSL and CWC leader @S_Thondaman in Sri Lanka,” Vikramasinghe tweeted.
The island nation’s Indian High Commission, based in Colombo, its commercial capital, said more goods would be shipped from India.
“A message of concern !!! From the people of India to the people of Sri Lanka … High Commissioner today honored FM Pro. GL Peiris handed over more than R2 billion worth of rice, milk powder and medicines to him, ”the High Commissioner posted on Twitter. Handle.
The latest goods were flagged off by Tamil Nadu CM Stalin. The southern state and neighboring country of India is separated from the Strait of Pakistan.
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Sri Lanka is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since independence from British rule in 1948. New Delhi has helped alleviate the shortage of food and medicines under its ‘Neighborhood’ policy.
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The crisis has sparked nationwide protests on an island of 22 million people. Wickremasinghe returned as Prime Minister on May 12 for the sixth term on record, three days after his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned. However, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the younger brother of the former prime minister, continues to be president despite calling for his ouster.