Sri Lanka Gains UK Humanitarian Aid

The British government earmarked an additional GBP5 million (USD7.5 million) to help address humanitarian needs in Sri Lanka, where thousands have been displaced due to a civil war. The supplementary aid, according to

, will be used to provide shelter, water and medicine. "This money would be immediately available," U.K. International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.