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* Russian aid for Sri Lanka IDPs
Thu, Oct 8, 2009, 11:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 08, Colombo: The Russian Federation has donated food, medical and other necessary equipment worth 18.5m Rubles (nearly 72 million rupees) for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Sri Lanka living in the welfare centers in the North.

The Sri Lankan government said the aid items directly donated to the government by the Russian Federation were airlifted to the country.

Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Vladimir Mikhaylov handed over the donations to the Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasingha at the Russian Centre this evening.

According to government reports, the aid includes two mobile power stations, 30 summer type tents, 1,500 Blankets, over 10,000 canned meat and fish along with disinfectants, medicine, and other medical products weighing 8,500 kg.

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