China has provided a large stock of aid for the flood victims on a request from Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
The Chinese Government has donated aid worth about 1.5 billion dollars for the flood victims. It reached Sri Lanka through the Katunayake International Airport. The stock of aid weighing about 70 tons is consisted of blankets, towels, bed sheets, water tanks, water filters, milk food and sugar. The Ministry of Economic Development said that Chinese aid would be distributed immediately to the flood affected people.