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Bangladesh announces $500,000 cash assistance for Sri Lanka flood victims

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Bangladesh Government has decided to provide a cash assistance of US$500,000 to support the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka, The Daily Star reported.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared this cash donation Monday (05) in Dhaka, said a Foreign Ministry press release.

Sri Lanka flood and landslides brought by the monsoon rains killed more than 220 people and caused severe damage to livelihood and properties of thousands.

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

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.

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.

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