In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, a disaster relief team comprising 15 officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka will arrive at Narita Airport on the morning of May 12 (UL460).
This team is going to engage in debris clearance operations in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture for about two weeks from May 13, in cooperation with volunteer activities of 'Peace Boat', a Non-Governmental Organization.
The Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has already offered a donation of 1 million US dollars (approximately 80 million yen) and 3 million tea bags.
The Government of Japan reiterates its deep appreciation for the cooperation by the Government of Sri Lanka.
(*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)