Speaker extends gratitude to South Korea for donating $ 300,000 worth of PCR test kits

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane accepting the PCR tests kits​

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane extended his gratitude to the Government of South Korea for donating $ 300,000 worth of PCR test kits to be used in Sri Lanka and to the Korean Embassy for declaring the ‘Stay Strong’ campaign to strengthen Sri Lanka’s anti-COVID campaign.

He said this highlights the importance of international cooperation in reducing the impact of an international crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said this while addressing a meeting of the Sri Lanka-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association in Parliament on Thursday.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Woonjin Jeong and several Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers and Members of Parliament took part in the meeting, which was presided over by the Speaker and Dammika Dassanayake, the Secretary General of Parliament. The South Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association was established in 1984 even before opening up a residential embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul in 1987 and is the first Parliamentary Friendship Association established in Sri Lanka Parliament.