Sri Lanka, April 7 -- India today (07) gifted a 10-tonne consignment of essential medicines to Sri Lanka, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

High Commission of India in Colombo, in a statement, stated that the consignment was brought to the island by an Air India Special Charter flight today upon a request made by the Sri Lankan government.

"This is yet another manifestation of India's unwavering commitment to stand with Sri Lanka, in rain and in shine," the statement read, adding that despite its own domestic challenges and constraints, India has always believed in sharing its resources and expertise with its friends and partners.

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