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    Sri Lanka to receive $ 20 million grant from World Food Programme Featured

    January 16, 2016

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has decided to award a $20 million grant to Sri Lanka, the Finance Ministry said.

    WFP Deputy Country Director, Nguyen Duc Hoang during a recent meeting with Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake held at the Finance Ministry, has announced that the grant will be made for the years 2016 and 2017.


    In addition the WFP stands ready to address any food insecurity in Sri Lanka triggered by natural disasters, the Deputy Director added.


    The discussions focused on the need for improving nutritional status of schoolchildren in particular of the rural and plantation areas and the WFP Deputy Director pledged further assistance to improve nutritional levels of rural communities.


    The UN official handed over the formal letter pertaining to the grant of $ 20 million to the Finance Minister at the meeting.

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