In the aftermath of devastating floods in Pakistan that have killed more than 1,600 people and displaced millions, Sri Lanka responded by handing over a “Ceylon Tea consignment”.
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama, handed the consignment to the Director of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan Col. Sajid Rafiq.
According to an official government press release “the Sri Lanka Tea Board has committed toward the emergency response by joining hands with the tea industry of Sri Lanka and facilitated the Ceylon Tea consignment”.
It was not revealed exactly how much tea was delivered.
The tea is reportedly for “flood victims” but questions will be raised given how Sri Lanka’s previous tea donations have turned out.
In 2020, Lebanon President, Michael Aoun, received backlash after it emerged that tea donated by Sri Lanka for the victims of the Beirut blast was instead given to the families of his presidential guard.
Aoun received backlash, with “tea theif” and “Ceylon tea” trending on Twitter.