The Indian Government will dispatch relief material for the flood-affected families in the island. Indian Defence Ministry officials said the first consignment is due to arrive tomorrow.
25 tons of relief material, including food, drinking water, sleeping mats, blankets, bed sheets will be sent to Colombo by Friday afternoon. Indian Defence Ministry officials said Indian Air Force transport aircraft, IL76, will carry them in two sorties, with the second scheduled to leave on the 17th.
Besides ready-to-eat meals, the supplies will also include sugar, pulses, milk powder, baby milk formula, salt and other essential seasoning powders and water purifying tablets.