ADB provides US $ 2 million grant for disaster relief efforts

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a US $2 million grant to finance relief efforts of the recent floods and landslides victims in the country.

An agreement in this regard was signed today at the Ministry of Finance by Dr R.H.S. Samarathunga Secretary Ministry of Finance and Mass media and Tadateru Hayashi, Senior Country Economists / Officer-in-Charge of the Sri Lanka Resident Mission of the ADB.

The grant is being provided to the Government of Sri Lanka under the ADB’s Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to purchase emergency relief materials and help restore community services. (Colombo Gazette)