Sri Lanka: Russia flies in 32 tons of humanitarian aid for Sri Lanka flood victims

A Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) Il-76 plane delivered 32 tons of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, Wednesday.

Mobile power stations, tents and tableware were sent to Colombo to help Sri Lanka recover from recent heavy flooding caused by torrential rain in a tropical cyclone.

Over 150 people have died and about 3,000 were forced to leave their homes as a result of the flooding.

Evgenii Serykh, commander of the aviation detachment of EMERCOM (Russian): "Today, at the request of Sri Lanka and on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation the crew of the Il-76 plane delivered 32 tons of humanitarian aid to Colombo. These include mobile power stations, tents and tableware."

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