2005 News Story

Saudi tsunami aid to be distributed to all in need, regardless of religion

Saudi Arabia's assistance is being distributed to tsunami victims regardless of religion, Saudi Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mohamed Al-Ali told Arab News.  Ambassador Al-Ali personally delivered a cash donation to the government of Sir Lanka.  The Saudi Embassy in Colombo is overseeing the distribution of relief supplies in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.  The first Saudi relief planes carrying foods, medical supplies, tents, and blankets, were dispatched to Sri Lanka.  Supply planes have also been dispatched to tsunami victims in the Maldives, Indonesia, and Thailand.