Singapore To Contribute US $ 100,000 For Sri Lanka Flood Relief

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 15:05


Singapore said on Monday (May 23) that it will contribute US$100,000 (S$137,868) in support of immediate relief efforts in Sri Lanka where hundreds of thousands of people were forced into shelters after major floods hit the island.

"The Singapore Government extends its condolences to the government and people of Sri Lanka over the loss of lives and unprecedented destruction caused by the floods and landslides over the past week,'' the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

"Singapore stands by Sri Lanka during this difficult period. Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has also written to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera to convey his condolences."

The ministry said the funds will be channelled through the Singapore Red Cross (SRC).

In a separate statement on Monday, the SRC said the government contribution is part of US$150,000 in humanitarian aid that it will send to survivors of Cyclone Roanu in Sri Lanka. (The Straits Times Reports)

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