Pakistan donates 10,000 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka

The Government of Pakistan today donated 10,000 metric tons (MT) rice to assist people affected by the drought.

The rice was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today.

Maj. Gen (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain, the Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka offered the rice donation symbolically to President Maithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka received 7,800 metric tons of rice as the initial stage as part of the 10,000 metric tons rice from Pakistan.

The Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan was also present.