China to fund friendship village for Sri Lankan families affected by disaster

Untitled-4China today announced it will fund the construction of a Sri Lanka – China friendship village to house families affected by the recent natural disaster.

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang made the announcement after handing over a consignment of emergency relief supplies donated by China to the Government at the Katunayake airport today.

Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, who accepted the relief supplies from China at the Bandaranaike International Airport, said China has promised USD 1.5 million to construct the houses in the friendship village.

The Minister said the funds and the relief items donated through the Chinese Government will help boost the relations between both countries.

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang said China will construct 100 houses for the families affected by the recent floods and landslides.

“We will do our best for Sri Lanka. I believe we are close friends,” the Ambassador said referring to the friendship between Sri Lanka and China.

The Ambassador said that China and Sri Lanka have maintained a close relationship for several years and this has resulted in China offering immediate assistance to the country.

China sent over 15 million yuan (2.28 million U.S. dollars) worth of emergency supplies, including 3000 tents and folding beds, to help with flood relief in Sri Lanka.

The relief supplies were sent to Sri Lanka via a chartered flight. Heavy rain followed by floods and landslides two weeks ago killed around 100 people while many more are still missing.

Over 500,000 people have also been affected by the adverse weather with several homes being completely destroyed around the country. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Very good move, China must improve its people to people relationship in Asia. The West is doing very well through the NGOs. China must lift its game in this particular sector. I encourage the Chinese leaders to create Chinese NGOs to fund small projects, in order to improve people to people relationship. The West has ruled South Asia for centuries, Chins must do a lot to undermine the West in South Asia.

  2. Very good move, China must improve its people to people relationship in Asia. The West is doing very well through the NGOs. China must lift its game in this particular sector. I encourage the Chinese leaders to create Chinese NGOs to fund small projects, in order to improve people to people relationship. The West has ruled South Asia for centuries. Therefore, China must do a lot to undermine the West in South Asia. The West has social media and emails to get information, impose its interests and also to control. China must look into this sector sooner than later.

  3. Thank You… thank you ….& thank you.. China…………..
    Its not the money but the real relief supplies that are treasured most.

    We know, China is the factory to the world who is able to supply the actual required relief material at short notice.
    Its the relief material and not the monet that matter at this point of time.

    Thank you for the promise of 100 houses. I believe, China will construct them in no time sooner the GOSL identify to them the land & expose others empty promises.

    Sirisena, better tell your friends that bluffing with money donations is the answer at this juncture.

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