A consignment of drugs and medical supplies was handed over by India High Commissioner today.

Sri Lanka Health Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana earlier said that this aid comprising 101 types of medicines and surgical items.

Sri Lanka is experiencing a severe vital drug shortages in hospitals. Due to lack of foreign exchange, Sri Lanka government is unable to import essentials drugs and medicines. Sri Lanka requests donations or provide essential drugs from international agencies, foreign nationals, and Sri Lankan expatriates.