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Maldives sends financial assistance to Sri Lanka

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The Maldives Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Asim in his capacity as the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives has handed over a financial aid package to his Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

During the meeting with the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, the Special Envoy conveyed condolences from the Government and the people of Maldives to Sri Lanka following the flooding and landslides that occurred due to torrential rains resulting in the loss of several innocent lives, damages to infrastructure, and a significant disruption of the lives of hundreds of people.

The envoy informed that the Maldives stands with Sri Lanka during this difficult time and handed over financial assistance from the Government of Maldives to the Government of Sri Lanka to Karunanayake.

The Special Envoy of the President was accompanied at the meeting by the Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka Zahiya Zareer, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Aminath Abdullah Didi and Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Ms Khadeeja Najeeha.

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