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Flood aid sent to Pakistan

Sri Lanka has reached out to aid Pakistan in its uphill task of providing relief to the millions affected by the country’s worse flood in several decades.

world Updated: Aug 23, 2010 23:59 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

Sri Lanka has reached out to aid Pakistan in its uphill task of providing relief to the millions affected by the country’s worse flood in several decades.

On Sunday afternoon, Sri Lanka handed over the second consignment of flood relief to the Pakistan authorities at the Chaklala air base in Islamabad, a government statement said Monday.

The flood relief consignment of 18 tons of relief including dry rations, tea, medicines and 250 large sized cabin tents.

On August 8, Colombo sent the first flood relief consignment comprising 18 tons of red lentils, chick peas, chili powder, curry power, white sugar, samba rice and tea.

In addition, a 16-member medical team including seven doctors, six nurses, two pharmacists and one team assistant was flown to Pakistan last week with medicines and surgical equipment.