Bangladesh to provide US $500,000 in cash to Sri Lanka

The Bangladesh Government has decided to provide cash assistance of US $500, 000 to support the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared this cash donation today in Dhaka, said a Foreign Ministry press release, according to The Daily Star.

Earlier, the Prime Minister wrote to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena condoling the deaths of Sri Lankan people and offered sympathy to the people, who suffered from this devastating natural calamity that hit the country on May 25.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah will hand over the cash to the Sri Lankan authorities soon.

The Sri Lankan Government will use this money to buy the necessary requisites according to their needs. Meanwhile, Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo is also collecting medicines as donations from Bangladeshi pharmaceutical companies to supply to flood victims.