Pakistan sends relief goods for drought affectees in Sri Lanka

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With a view to helping the brotherly people of Sri Lanka to mitigate the severe drought, the government of Pakistan sent a relief flight to Colombo containing 25 metric tonnes of rice.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (r) Syed Shakeel Hussain, handed over the relief consignment to Sri Lankan authorities at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, today.

On the occasion, the high commissioner reiterated the resolve of the people and the government of Pakistan to stand by the people of Sri Lanka. He further stated Pakistan will spare no efforts to carry out the assistance and help for their Sri Lankan brethren. “Both of our countries have always reciprocated in the same manner at the time of need since the inception of our diplomatic relations,” he further added.