Sri Lanka to airlift emergency medical help, food to earthquake-struck Nepal

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka will fly in medical personal drugs and food aid to earthquake struck Nepal and also evacuate students and other citizens trapped in the country, a government statement said.

A Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft with medical staff drugs and food will leave overnight at 7.00 am, the office of the Prime Minister said.

A civilian SriLankan Airlines aircraft with relief workers, emergency supplies and food will also leave for Nepal tomorrow.

The aircraft will bring back Sri Lankan students and others from Nepal.

A devastating earthquake struck Nepal earlier on Sunday leaving hundreds of people dead.

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