Japan donates $1M to Sri Lanka's displaced Tamils

Japan, the single biggest donor of aid for Sri Lanka's Tamils, will be assisting the displaced with much needed funds to assist in improving sanitation at IDP camps.

The Department of Government said in a statement that the aid package will provide much needed equipment for transportation of garbage, water and waste water and will include 26 tractors, four tipper lorries, two loaders, a backhoe loader and two pick up trucks.

The funds will also be used to improve roadside drains in the camp sites, said the statement.
Malaysia has also donated $100,000 to the Sri Lankan government for the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North, according to Colombo Page. Last week the government of Canada too offered $15 million dollars to assist Sri Lanka with the displaced.

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