Pakistan High Commissioner hands over second relief consignment to Sri Lanka

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ISLAMABAD, May 25 (APP): Pakistan High Commissioner in
Sri Lanka Maj. gen (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain has handed over the second consignment of relief assistance meant for the flood victims to the Sri Lankan authorities.

The consignment was received on behalf of the Sri Lankan
government by the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of
Disaster Management Wasantha Samaraweera at Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake, said a message received here on Wednesday.

A cargo plane from Pakistan brought relief items
containing shelters and tents which were specified by the Sri
Lankan authorities as immediate requirements for the flood
victims.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had
directed the relevant authorities last week to make immediate arrangements for provision of emergency relief goods to the flood victims in Sri Lanka.

According to the Sri Lankan government assessments,
427,918 people belonging to 105,360 families were affected by floods and landslides.

The floods and landslides caused by torrential rains
with gale force completely damaged about 474 houses while
3,674 others were partially damaged.

Accordingly the first consignment of relief items containing generators, shelters, tents, medicines, etc. were handed over by the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the Sri
Lankan Minister for Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa M.P.