A stock of 5,000MT of rice donated by China has arrived in the island.
The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said 44 containers of 1,000MT rice donated by Chinese people were handed over to the Ministry of Education.
The Chinese government in January announced a donation of 10,000MT of rice to Sri Lankan people.
Chinese Ambassador in Colombo Qi Zhenhong said another two shipments of rice donation will arrive in the country in the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Embassy is also holding talks with the Ministry of Education to provide school uniform for SriLankan students across the island in the new school year.