SRI LANKA IS FALLING BACK TO RECEIVE MEDICINES DONATED ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DUE TO LETHARGY OF SRI LANKA HIGH COMMISSION OFFICIALS IN OTTAWA  AND SOME BUREAUCRATS IN COLOMBO.
Posted on April 30th, 2022

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, Convener – The Muslim Voice”, April 30th., 2022.

The news item published in “ColomboPage” dated 30th., April, 2022 which is attached below is of great interest to me a “PATRIOTIC SRI LANKAN-CANADIAN CITIZEN” domiciled in Canada.

“Indonesia donates 3.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka
Thu, Apr 28, 2022, 10:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_22A/Apr28_1651164733CH.php

I have a story from Canada regarding sending medicines as Humanitarian Assistance to Sri Lanka since around December 2021, but none of the Sri Lankan Diplomats in Ottawa or the Government officials in Sri Lanka are really interested to expedite this matter. They have been very LETHARGIC” in having this donation being received by the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka. 

The medicines which are NEW” and now valid for the current full year will be packed and ready within the next 3 week. Special air carriage packing cost of Cdn.$:5000/= has also been paid to the charity who have willingly donated these medicines to Sri Lanka under a humanitarian assistance programme. The value of these medicines are nearly Cdn. 55.000/=. They are a Humanitarian Assistance donation that was been able to be arranged with donations from the community in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and a government of Canada approved Charity operated by the Pharmaceutical Industry of Ontario, Canada. During the 2005 Tsunami, a similar shipment was delivered to the GMOA to help vulnerable children and mothers, especially in the North and South. If we do not act fast, this humanitarian medicine donation will be allocated to another country that have appealed for such assistance, countries like Sudan, Syria or Ukraine.

I am making a humble appeal to the http://www.lankaweb.com and it’s Editor to intervene and help to get this humanitarian medical aid to Sri Lanka as soon as possible. Your media is able and you can do it please. 

Why is that hurdles are being put to stop this humanitarian medicine assistance to Sri Lanka?

1. Is it because the DONATION is made from Canada that they are neglecting expediting this? 

2. Or is it because this Humanitarian Assistance of Medicines has been arranged by a member of the minority community of Sri Lanka domiciled in Canada to have these medicines dispatched to Sri Lanka at the request of the government of Sri Lanka, through the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa?

When Sri Lanka is struggling to garner enough dollars to meet it’s import requirements of especially “MEDICINES”, this Humanitarian Assistance of Medicines from Canada, even though it is only a crate full of emergency medicines, it will be a great relief to our “MAASTHRUBOOMIYA”. I grant permission hereby for http://www.lankaweb.com and it’s editor to share my contact details if needed to expedite this matter with those concerned and the Hon. Minister of Health – Prof. Channa Jayasumana or any Ministry of Health Officials or Sri Lanka Airlines Personnel who can be helpful in this matter

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