The outgoing Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Sri Lanka Loukas Petridis has informed Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris that the ICRC will donate medical supplies to Sri Lanka through the Sri Lanka Red Cross.
The Head of the ICRC Delegation in Sri Lanka has further indicated that the ICRC is ready to provide humanitarian assistance based on the requirements of the Government when he paid a farewell call on the Minister Prof. Peiris on 25 April, 2022 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister Prof. Peiris has appreciated the contribution made by the ICRC in Sri Lanka recalling the important role played in the past during the conflict situation and its current role in assisting with post conflict rehabilitation and reconciliation as well as the International humanitarian law (IHL) training being provided to the Armed Forces, the Police and other Government Institutions.
In response to the briefing by Minister Peiris on current economic challenges, Head of the ICRC Petridis informed that the ICRC will donate medical supplies to Sri Lanka through the Sri Lanka Red Cross.
Foreign Minister Peiris conveyed his best wishes to Head of the ICRC Petridis on his new assignment and assured that he will continue to work closely with his successor to further strengthen cooperation with the ICRC.
The State Minister of Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya and Ministry officials were also present.