TN sends relief materials to Lanka

The second consignment of relief materials was sent from Tamil Nadu to the people of Sri Lanka affected by an economic crisis.

A ship carrying 15,000 metric tonne of essential commodities, worth Rs 67.70 crore, left Tuticorin port on Wednesday.

According to a statement, the Tamil Nadu assembly passed a resolution on April 29 to help the people of Sri Lanka. After getting the permission of the Union government, relief materials worth Rs 33 crore were sent by the state to Sri Lanka in a ship from the Chennai port on May 18.

The Tamil Nadu government has promised a total aid worth Rs 123 crore, including 40,000 tonne of rice, life-saving medicines, and 500 tonne of milk powder.

On Wednesday, the second consignment of 14,712 metric tonne of rice worth Rs 48.30 crore, 250 tonne of milk powder worth Rs 7.50 crore and medicines worth Rs 11.90 crore were sent to the island nation.