Suwaseriya Ambulance Service received 3.3 tonnes of medical supplies from Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay in 1990.
On Friday, India’s High Commissioner to Colombo, Gopal Baglay, presented the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service with 3.3 tonnes of medical supplies.
According to Baglay, the Foundation’s medical supply concern was revealed to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in March 2022.
The High Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs handed 3.3 tonnes of medical supplies to the lifeline today.” The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka sent out a tweet.
The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Gharial was dispatched to bring medical supplies, according to the High Commission.
Medical supplies were also provided to Hambantota General Hospital, Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, and Jaffna Teaching Hospital.
“The Indian government and citizens have given 25 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in the last two months. This is on top of the USD 3.5 billion in economic aid and humanitarian supplies that have already been supplied.”
Acting Indian High Commissioner Vinod K. Jacob gave over 25 tonnes of medicinal products to Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella in Colombo on May 27.
The shipment is worth Rs 260 million, according to the Indian High Commission’s Twitter account.
India’s continued financial, monetary, and material assistance to Sri Lanka includes these humanitarian supplies. The ‘Neighborhood First’ policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasises human-to-human interaction. Indians have also generously donated to Sri Lankans, according to the Colombo Page.
Sri Lanka and India both benefit from their growing ties. In addition to pandemic and fertiliser assistance, India contributes essential commodities to island nations.