The Albanese government will lift emergency aid to Sri Lanka to $75 million.
Australia committed $50 million in June in urgent humanitarian backing.
Tomorrow, Australia will announce a further $25 million to fast-track food and health supplies to those in most need in the former British colony.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong said “Australia stands with the people of Sri Lanka, especially those experiencing severe hardship. It is in Australia’s national interest to strengthen Sri Lanka’s economic resilience and accelerate its recovery.”
The beefed-up support package comes a fortnight after an unprecedented move when Australian Border Force used its own patrol vessel to return 46 Sri Lankans that it had intercepted at sea rather than taking them back by air.