CBK 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.

India, 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

The 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.

"India's 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 letter added.

"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.

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