China to provide USD 1.5 million for Sri Lankan flood relief

China will reportedly provide USD 1.5 million in cash to Lanka for flood relief.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published: May 27, 2016 3:12 pm
Sri lanka, Sri lanka floods, China Sri Lanka floods, China aid Sri lanka, China Sri Lanka Sri Lankan coast guard officers evacuate an elderly person from a flooded area of Wellampitiya on the out skirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

China will provide USD 1.5 million in cash for flood relief in Sri Lanka where heaviest rains in more than 25 years has claimed over 100 lives, authorities said on Friday.

Ministry of Commerce said China will deliver more assistance to the Colombo according to the development of the situation and at the request of the Sri Lankan government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Continuous rain and gales have caused floods and mud-rock flows in Sri Lanka, leaving nearly 100 people dead.

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