France donates 300,000 Euros worth of medicine to Sri Lanka | Daily News

France donates 300,000 Euros worth of medicine to Sri Lanka

The French Government donated a stock of medicines worth 300,000 Euros (around Rs.115 million) following the request of the Sri Lankan Government.

France expressed its goodwill to assist Sri Lanka at this moment as the country’s health service is in a serious crisis with shortages of drugs and essential items amid the worsening economic situation.

This stock of medicine worth around 300,000 euros, is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka by SriLankan Airlines during the weekend. Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu will hand over the medicine to the Sri Lankan health authorities upon its arrival.

This medicine donation is an emergency response to the urgent needs of the country. France has maintained a dynamic cooperation with Sri Lanka for decades. In 2005, in another emergency, the AgenceFrançaise de Développement (AFD) committed €89 million to rebuilding infrastructures damaged by the December 2004 tsunami.

Since 2010, the AFD has been working in Sri Lanka under a clear mandate to promote green and inclusive growth in the sectors of water and sanitation, energy and urban development. Over a period of almost 10 years, the AFD group has committed EUR 626 million to projects, becoming one of the most important bilateral donor partners for Sri Lanka.

 


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