An Abu Dhabi based philanthropist has stepped in to support Northern IDPs of Sri Lanka while praising the ethnic unity in the country.
“We are looking at giving ongoing support to displaced people of the North-Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim” said UAE businessman and philanthropist Mahmoud Fate Hali Abdulla Al Khajeh who is leading four member family delegation of philanthropists to Sri Lanka, was in discussions with Minister of Industry and Commerce and Vanni MP Rishad Bathiudeen in Colombo on 12 May.
. As an initial step in our humanitarian assistance we will build 120 houses for the needy people in North. Our aim is to offer humanitarian aid to the united people of this beautiful country he said adding that they are looking at giving ongoing support to displaced people of the North-Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim. Thereafter, we are planning to give them a water supply system for both types of uses-water for drinking and for irrigation. We thank
Minister Bathiudeen who is also a Vanni District MP, addressing UAE philanthropist Al Khajeh and his family extended thanks for their assistance towards the Northern displaced. “Even after 25 years of displacement, some IDPs are on the road in the North and support from charitable donors shall be a blessing for them . Housing is a critical issue faced by these Internally Displaced families ,he said. (LIN)