India has donated over 3.3 tons of essential medical supplies for the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service.
The consignment of the essential medical supplies was handed over to the Chairman of Suwaseriya Foundation Duminda Rathnayaka by Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay in Colombo on Friday (03).
Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar who was apprised of the looming shortage of medical supplies faced by the Foundation during his visit to the Suwaseriya Headquarters in Colombo in March 2022 responded to the urgent requirement by deploying Indian Naval Ship (INS) Gharial to ensure the expeditious delivery of medical supplies to Sri Lanka.
The Indian High Commission in Colombo said that in addition to the Suwaseriya Foundation, medical supplies for General Hospital Hambantota, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya and Teaching Hospital, Jaffna were also carried onboard INS Gharial.
India has donated more than 25 tons of drugs and medical supplies worth LKR 370 million during the last two months alone in addition to economic assistance of around USD 3.5 billion and supply of other humanitarian supplies such as rice, milk powder, kerosene etc.
Parliamentarian Dr. Harsha de Silva and CEO of Suwaseriya Foundation Sohan de Silva also graced the occasion.