Government of Turkiye donated a million USD worth emergency medicines and other medical supplies which are urgently required by the hospitals in Sri Lanka. The first batch of consignment which includes Filgasstrin injection airlifted to Sri Lanka and received by the officials of the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka on 14th August 2022.
Ambassador M.Rizvi Hassen during his meeting with Hon. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkiye and Hon. Ahmet Hamdi Camli, the Chairman of Turkiye -Sri Lanka Parliamentarian Friendship Group on 17th August 2022 thanked and expressed gratitude to H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkiye and the Government of Turkiye for the generous donation and the solidarity extended to Government and people of Sri Lanka.
The two containers of other medicines and medical supplies left the Izmit Sea Port, Turkiye on 17 August 2022 and expected to reach Colombo Port in the middle of September 2022.
Following the request made by the Ambassador Hassen during the meeting with Hon. Ahmet Hamdi Camli, the Chairman of Turkiye -Sri Lanka Parliamentarian Friendship Group and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkiye held in the month of May 2022 to brief about the situation in Sri Lanka requested to consider assisting the health sector of Sri Lanka. Subsequently the Ministry of Health of Turkiye coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkiye and expedited dispatching the medical consignment with the approval of H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkiye
19 August 2022
Embassy of Sri Lanka