King Abdullah orders aid to refugees in Sri Lanka

July 7, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today ordered the delivery of emergency assistance to refugees in Sri Lanka.

The Ministry of Finance said the first cargo shipment of relief supplies will depart Saudi Arabia on Saudi Arabian Airlines for the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Wednesday and the second on Friday. The ministry said that the aid will be handed over to officials of the Government of Sri Lanka by Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka and a delegates from the Ministry of Finance.

The gesture comes within the framework of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to provide humanitarian assistance to the needy, the Ministry of Finance said.