thanks India for post-tsunami aid
Sends message through Kadirgamar
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga conveyed
her gratitude to the Indian Government for its post-tsunami assistance.
The President expressed the country's deep gratitude and appreciation
to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Government through
Foreign Affairs Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.
notwithstanding the consequences of this natural catastrophe to
some of its own States, had sent relief supplies to Sri Lanka on
the same day, the letter said
President stated that the massive relief and recovery operation
mounted by India was watched with heartfelt appreciation by Sri
Lankans and was emblematic of the enduring ties of friendship and
cooperation between the two nations.
mutli-pronged support at a time of such humanitarian need in the
region demonstrates not only your solidarity with and sensitivity
to the problems face by our neighbours but also India's capability
and readiness to meet challenges manifest in the region", the
goodwill and friendship generated by these activities will no doubt
further strengthen our relations and provide greater impetus to
the ongoing co-operation in a variety of fields in our continuing
and constant endeavours towards widening and deepening bilateral
co-operation in a comprehensive manner', President Kumaratunga said.