Japan hands over disaster relief goods for flood and landslides victims in Sri Lanka


May 31, 2017

The Government of Japan today handed over emergency relief goods for the victims and their families affected by the floods and landslides occurred due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the island. The ceremony was held this afternoon at the Ministry of Disaster Management, with attendance of H.E. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Hon. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Minister of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka.

Japan has also decided to dispatch a team of Disaster Relief Experts, who will arrive in Sri Lanka shortly. Japan stands ready to provide further assistance, if necessary and is determined to continue to assist Sri Lanka in the field of disaster risk reduction.

The Government and people of Japan sincerely hope that the people of Sri Lanka will overcome this tragedy and strengthen the society’s resilience against disasters. 

List of items is as follows,                                                        
                                                                           Item                                                    No. of Units      

                                                                          Generator                                      10                                                                     
                                                                          Cord Reel with Generator                      10                                                                      
                                                                          Tarpaulin                                                      50                                                                      
                                                                          Sleeping pad                                               2400                                                                      
                                                                          Tent                                                             600                                                                     
                                                                         WA 10 Collapsible Water Container           600                                                                    
                                                                         Water purifier                                       20                                                                     
                                                                         Water Storage Tank (Flexible)                      10