Lankan PM hails Chinese support

COLOMBO: A fresh batch of medical aid donated by China arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, as the government of China and its people stood firmly with Sri Lanka in the country’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese Embassy said in a statement that the donation included 20,000 test kits, 10,000 N-95 masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 protective clothing, 1,000 goggles and 50,000 surgical gloves which arrived onboard a Chinese Eastern Airline flight. The Chinese government has in recent weeks sent medical aid to Sri Lanka, which was distributed to the health workers on the front line to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a recent statement on his official Twitter account, thanked the Chinese government for its continued assistance in the battle against the coronavirus and also appreciated the Chinese Eastern Airlines for flying the relief packages into the country. – Agencies