World Food Programme to grant USD 20 million to Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan.15 (ANI): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has decided to award a 20 million dollar grant to Sri Lanka, the country’s finance ministry said.

The grant was announced for the years 2016 and 2017 by the WFP Deputy Country Director, Nguyen Duc Hoang during a recent meeting with Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake , reports the Lanka Page web site.

The discussions focused on the need for improving nutritional status of school children in particular of the rural and plantation areas.

The WFP promised for further assistance to improve nutritional levels of rural communities triggered by natural disasters.(ANI)

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