COLOMBO, May 5 (Xinhua) - The Red Cross Society of China has donated an estimated 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Sri Lankan Red Cross to treat those injured in the Easter Sunday terror blasts in Sri Lanka, the Chinese embassy in Colombo said in a statement here Saturday.
Sri Lankan Catholics pray standing on a road as they attend a brief holly service marking the seventh day of the Easter Sunday attacks near the exploded St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (Photo: AP)
The cheque of Rs. 17.84 million (100,000 US dollars) was handed over by Cheng Xueyuan, the ambassador of China to Sri Lanka, to Nimal Kumar, National Secretary of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS).
Ambassador Cheng said that at this time of sorrow, the Chinese government and people stood firmly with the Sri Lankan people and resolutely supported Sri Lanka in safeguarding its national security and stability, and building a peaceful and prosperous country.
Nimal Kumar highly appreciated the Red Cross Society of China for helping Sri Lanka during this difficult period and promised to use all the donation towards the treatment of the injured.
Over 250 people were killed and 500 others injured in the Easter Sunday explosions which targeted churches and luxury hotels.