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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2675

Sri Lanka to help Burma cyclone victims

Colombo, 07 May, (Asiantribune.com): The Government will make a donation of US$ 25,000/- to the Government of the Union of Myanmar to assist victims of the recent cyclone, which devastated large parts of the country, Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

The Government is also contemplating sending a team of medical doctors and nurses to the cyclone affected areas to provide medical assistance and care to those in need.

The Government and the people of Sri Lanka express their sympathy to the bereaved families of those who lost their lives in this natural disaster and their solidarity with the friendly people of Myanmar, in their hour of need.

According to latest information the death toll from the cyclone has now risen to more than 22,000.

Another 41,000 are missing three days after Cyclone Nargis hit the country, causing a huge tidal surge to sweep inland.

- Asian Tribune -

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