Jun 28, 2022

1,000 MT rice for SL students, arrives from China (Pics)

44 containers of 1,000 MT rice donated by the Chinese people to Sri Lankan students, have arrived in Sri Lanka.

The shipment was handed over to the Ministry of Education today at the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) at the Colombo Port today (28).

China is gifting a total of 10,000 MT of rice to 7,900 schools across the country, supporting its School Meal Program for a period of 06 months. The programme aims to provide daily nutritious meals to 1.1 million children in 7900 schools across the island.

Chinese ambassador in Sri Lanka - Qi Zhenhong says another 2 shipments of rice donation will arrive respectively in next and following week with more in the pipeline.

The ambassador has further noted that they are discussing with the Ministry of Education to provide school uniforms for Sri Lankan students across the island in the new school year.

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