President Rajapaksa Hands Over US$1 Million Donation to Palestine


Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Thursday on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York for bilateral discussions.

During the meeting with President Abbas, President Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka's US$1 million donation to Palestine.

The Sri Lankan President last month expressing concern for the violence in Gaza announced that Sri Lanka will provide US$ 1 million in financial assistance to Palestine.

President Rajapaksa has been a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause and is the Founder President of the Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine.

Picture Courtesy : Sudath Silva