COLOMBO, 10th June, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE Embassy in Colombo is supervising the distribution of 90 tonnes of dates in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

The dates are donated by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

The UAE ambassador to Sri Lanka and non-resident ambassador to the Maldives Abul Hamid Abdul Fattah Kaizm Al Mulla, handed date boxes to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Muslims Affairs for distribution among poor families.

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