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* Sri Lanka donates tea for the Australian bushfire victims
Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 10:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka donated four tons of “Ceylon Tea” to Australia, as a goodwill gesture, for the victims of the recent bushfires that devastated people’s lives in Australia.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pledged the donation to the Australian Premier Scott Morrison, during a telephone conversation to convey his condolences and support, last month.

A symbol of Sri Lanka, “Ceylon Tea” is popular among Australians and this donation will be distributed to the people in the affected areas.

The handing over took place on Wednesday (12) in Melbourne, the destination of the Sri Lankan airlines flight that carried the consignment of tea.

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne Kapila Fonseka handed over the tea to Deputy Commissioner of the Emergency Management Victoria, Debra Abbott and the Australian Defense Force officials. Arrangements for the donation were made by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Director of the Victorian State Office of the DFAT Andrew Cumpston and the Sri Lankan airlines Manager in Melbourne Sanjeeva Jayatileke were also present.

Sri Lanka and Australia have always stood by each other during difficult times and during the 2004 Tsunami disaster Australia extended the hand of support to Sri Lanka, the consulate said.

 

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