Sri Lanka donates four tons of Ceylon tea to Australia

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Sri Lanka donated four tons of “Ceylon Tea” to Australia, as a goodwill gesture, for the victims of the recent bushfires that devastated people’s lives in Australia. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pledged the donation to the Australian Premier Scott Morrison, during a telephone conversation to convey his condolences and support, last month.

A symbol of Sri Lanka, “Ceylon Tea” is popular among Australians and this donation will be distributed to the people in the affected areas.

The handing over took place in Melbourne, the destination of the Sri Lankan airlines flight that carried the consignment of tea. Consul General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne Kapila Fonseka handed over the tea to Deputy Commissioner of the Emergency Management Victoria, Debra Abbott and the Australian Defence Force officials. Sri Lanka and Australia have always stood by each other during difficult times and during the 2004 Tsunami disaster Australia extended the hand of support to Sri Lanka

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