The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China donated a large consignment of medical equipment including multipara monitors, high flow oxygen nasal therapy machines, oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and several other items valued at Sri Lanka Rupees 127 Million. This contribution is in addition to previous donations of COVID 19 related medical equipment and vaccines by China.
The donation from the Peoples’ Republic of China was handed over at a ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo. Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong handed over the donation to Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage. The donation was thereafter handed over to Prof. Channa Jayasumana, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals and Dr. R.M.S.K. Ratnayake, Secretary of the State Ministry.
The People’s Republic of China has extended unstinted COVID-19 related assistance to Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana and Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage conveyed appreciation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China for their gesture which further consolidates the close cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of Sri Lanka and China.
Foreign Ministry, Colombo, 12 January, 2022