Monday, March 07, 2005

Media-UAE paper criticizes tsunami donors

Media: "UAE paper criticizes tsunami donors
A local English language daily has assailed promises for relief aid made by donors for tsunami-hit countries, urging the needy governments to take a tough line against such acts.

'The disparity between what is promised and what actually materialises is most evident in relief aids. This is underlined in Sri Lanka's complaint that the donors, who competed with each other in pledging financial aid following the tsunami tragedy, have not kept their words,' said Gulf Today in a commentary on Friday.

According to Sri Lanka's Finance Secretary PB Jayasundara, only a fraction of the promised amount has been received so far. "


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