April 19, 2017
The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide additional emergency relief goods as below in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka regarding the Garbage Mound Collapse.
1. Disaster situation
The Garbage Mound Collapse, which happened on 14 April, has caused serious human and property damage. According to the Government of Sri Lanka, the damage situation as of 18 April was as follows:
JICA has released emergency relief goods (Tents, Sleeping pads, Portable jerry cans, Water purifiers and Generators on 17 April from Singapore warehouse).
2. Additional Goods supplied
A. Emergency relief goods (purveyed in Japan)
Poisonous Gas Detectors
High Accuracy GPSs
B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from Narita International Airport to Colombo on the next available flight.