Emergency Aid to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for the Flood Disaster

December 27, 2007

  1. On December 27 (Thu), the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance in kind worth about 14 million yen (consisting of tents, portable jerry cans, etc.) to the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, which has sustained a flood disaster.
     
  2. In Sri Lanka successive torrential rains brought by the Northeastern monsoon since December 20 caused flood damage mainly in the eastern, northern and north central provinces of the country, and 327 houses are totally destroyed, 3,597 houses damaged, and 207,608 persons evacuated (as of December 26). It is anticipated that the torrential rains will continue and the scale of damage will expand. Following this flood damage, the Government of Sri Lanka requested emergency assistance from the Government of Japan.
     
  3. Japan has decided to provide this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims of the disaster and in view of the friendly relations existing between Japan and Sri Lanka.
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