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Pakistan Army hand over relief goods for landslide victims of Sri Lanka

RAWALPINDI: A special consignment of relief medical supplies and emergency goods donated by Pakistan to Sri Lanka to assist Koslandawatta – Meeriyabedda landslide victims, was handed over to the Sri Lanka Army on November 4 (Tuesday) at Katunayaka Bandaranayake International Airport, ARY News has learnt.

According to the press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR),  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif had spoken to Srilankan Army Chief, Lt Gen Daya Ratnayake on phone and had made this offer.

It may be recalled that last week 100 people died in devastating mudslide in Budhala, Srilanka.

A team of 18 officers from the Pakistan Army, led by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General (R) Qasim Qureshi, handed over relief stocks containing, 10 generators, shelters, 150 tents, 0.7 Tones of medicine, to the Sri Lanka Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General E.M.M Ambanpola who was present at the air port on behalf of the Commander of the Army, press release added.

Besides, the Pakistan team with technicians and other tradesmen would assist the Sri Lanka Army by providing technical Knowhow for their installation, etc.

Another consignment of relief aids will be dispatched from Pakistan today.

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