Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sri Lanka gov't donates 1,000 tents to China's quake-hit areas

Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei, on behalf of the Chinese Government, received a shipment here on Friday of 1,000 tents from Sri Lanka, according to the Foreign Ministry.

This was the second shipment of quake relief aid from Sri Lanka.

The tents will be delivered to Tianshui in China's northwest Gansu Province in mid-June, the ministry said.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to China, Karunatilaka Amunugama, said the Sri Lankan government and people felt deep grief over the May 12 disaster and conveyed their sympathies and condolences to the Chinese government and people.

After the earthquake, the president of Sri Lanka visited the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka and asked its Minister of Foreign Affairs to take charge of the quake relief aid to China.

Amunugama said Sri Lanka was helping China in return for the assistance and support China has offered to Sri Lanka.

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