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Sri Lankan President praises Sheikh Khalifa's humanitarian stances

posted on 28/01/2006: 592 views



Colombo - President Mahinda Rajapakse of Sri Lanka has lauded the UAE humanitarian stances in supporting the victims of the Tsunami, which caused severe devastation to Sri Lanka, expressing his thanks and gratitude to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and to UAE people for their keenness to provide valuable assistance to the Sri Lankan victims.



President Rajapakse also evaluated the role being played by the UAE Red Crescent Society under chairmanship of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in extending support to the areas afflicted with disasters in Sri Lanka.



This came during his Excellency meeting here today with the UAE RCS delegation headed by Abdullah Mohammed Al Mahmoud, Director of the RCS Projects and Development, in the presence of Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Al Mahmoud, UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka.



During the meeting, they reviewed a number of proposed development projects in the interest of the victims in the damaged areas in the light of the RCS keen desire to carry out a tangible and active role capable in putting an end to the sufferings of Sri Lankan people afflicted with the disaster.



The UAE RCS team currently in humanitarian mission in Sri Lanka to implement a number of development projects for the benefit of victims of Tsunami has laid the foundation stone for the Second UAE district project in Gul Province. The delegation also acquainted themselves with humanitarian situation and living circumstances of the people in Maragoula area, in which 220 residential units are being built and 80 houses are being repaired by the UAE RCS. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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