Japan contributes over 1.8 million dollars to provide essential services for children in Sri Lanka

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The Government of Japan has provided a new contribution of over 1.8 million dollars to UNICEF’s emergency response for the most vulnerable children in Sri Lanka. The new contribution will enable over six hundred thousand children to access clean water, good hygiene and sanitation, and treatment for malnutrition.

UNICEF said that Sri Lanka is facing an economic crisis which is disproportionately affecting the poor and vulnerable households, with dire implications for children.

This contribution will enable UNICEF to treat 9,000 children with severe acute malnutrition, procure and distribute multiple micronutrient powders for children to address deficiencies and to Support 100,000 people in identified Maternal and Child Health clinics.

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The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives to Sri Lanka Ali Faiz commenting on the military training offered to Maldivian Defence Force by Sri Lankan military training institutes stated that Sri Lanka provides high standard and quality training for their Defence Force personnel.

During a discussion held with the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry High Commissioner Faiz also expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the support extended to Maldivians by Sri Lanka authorities, when they arrive in Sri Lanka for their various needs. The Maldivian Envoy expressed these remarks at the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry while paying a courtesy call on General Gunaratne today.

Meanwhile, another discussion was held today between the Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka Rita Giuliana Mannella and Navy Commander Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters. Many bilaterally significant natters were discussed at the meeting.

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