British Minister expresses his support and sympathy on flooding in Sri Lanka
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma from London
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Alistair Burt has expressed his support on the flooding in Sri Lanka in a message issued on the 14 January. Minister Burt further extended his sympathy to all those who have suffered as a result of the rains. Minister made these comments in a message which he has sent to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Professor G.L Peiris.
In his report Foreign Office Minister said, “On behalf of the British Government, I would like to extend my sympathy to all those who have suffered as a result of the rains in Sri Lanka. I have sent a message to the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Professor G.L Peiris and expressed my support for the work of the Government of Sri Lanka in addressing the serious challenge it faces in dealing with the consequences of the floods”
Source: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
I hope the British government does not limit its concerns to mere sympathy but provide material aid soon. At least US government has promised $300,000 aid. This is welcomed though they could have given more, being a rich nation. India, with all its problems has provided us more aid than USA promptly, so has Japan. I hope other wealthy nations come to the aid of our innocent flood victims. This is the time to express solidarity and love of the one human family.
Why do we require aid to recover from disasters? With the incoming aid, INGO’s and their mercenaries will follow.
After the tsunami, India promptly announced that it does not require any aid in recovering from the incident. India registerd the quickest recovery amongst all affected countries.