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Sri Lanka: India sent 11,000 tonnes of rice to Sri Lanka before the Sihali New Year

Colombo | A consignment of 11,000 tonnes of rice from India arrived at Colombo port on Tuesday forward of the Sihli New Yr celebrated in Sri Lanka on April 13 and 14. Sri Lanka, which is dealing with unprecedented meals and gas disaster, was additionally despatched 16,000 tonnes of rice final week as a part of India’s multi-faceted assist.
The Indian Excessive Fee in Sri Lanka stated in a tweet, “These supplies mark the special relationship between India and Sri Lanka, which will continue.”

The Excessive Fee stated, “The ship Chen Glory reached Colombo carrying 11,000 metric tonnes of rice from India forward of the New Yr celebrations of the individuals of Sri Lanka. Within the final week alone, 16,000 tonnes of rice was provided to Sri Lanka below India’s multi-pronged assist. These provides, which mark the particular relationship between India and Sri Lanka, will proceed.

It’s noteworthy that rice is being provided to Sri Lanka below a one billion greenback line of credit score introduced by India for the acquisition of meals, medication and different gadgets. Of this mortgage, $150 million has been earmarked for the availability of rice to Sri Lanka. India is offering round 40,000 tonnes of rice to the island nation to assist Sri Lanka overcome the meals scarcity.

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