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Japan to provide addl US$100,000 in flood relief to Lanka

Japan will give Sri Lanka an additional US$100,000 to help people affected by floods and landslides last month, the Japanese Embassy said.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2003 10:52 IST

Japan will give Sri Lanka an additional US$100,000 to help people affected by floods and landslides last month, the Japanese Embassy said Monday.

Japan has already provided US$172,900 worth of tents, water tanks and electrical generators for people displaced by the floods, the embassy said in a statement.

Flash floods and landslides last month killed 266 people and left about 350,000 people homeless in southern Sri Lanka.

Japan is the country's largest foreign donor, providing about US$300 million each year.

It has pledged US$1 billion to help reconstruct war-ravaged areas of the country at an international donor conference being held in Tokyo.

First Published: Jun 10, 2003 10:52 IST