German Foreign Minister Steinmeier pledged financial support of one million euros to the Sri Lankan Government to help it deal with the aftermath of the severe storms of recent days, a statement from the Federal Foreign Office said.
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Despite the difficulties brought on by the inclement weather, colorful pandols were still seen in many areas of Colombo and its suburbs during Vesak.
Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga is currently being questioned by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over funds allocated for medical services to a former minister.
President Maithripala Sirisena headed the meeting of the Presidential Task Force to manage recovery from the recent natural disaster outbreak and to normalize the livelihood living hood of the victims of the disaster, yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat.
A series of health camps were conducted by the Medical Officers along with Medical Assistants of the Sri Lanka Navy in Biyagama, Wellampitiya, Malwana, Mapitigama, Orugodawatta, Kaduwela and Awissawella areas from May 20 to 22, in order to look into the health status of people who were affected by floods.
The Department of Meteorology said that since South-west monsoon condition has established over the island, the sea area will be rough at times as the winds can strengthen up to 60kmph at times.
Singapore said yesterday that it will contribute US$100,000 (S$138,000) 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 Straits Times reported.
Nine months after remaining stranded in Pakistan, Abdul Majeed Zaheer and his son hope to be reunited with their family in Sri Lanka very soon.