March 30, 2017 foreign office spokesperson says Pakistan will continue to provide all possible support to drought hit people of Sri Lanka. The shipment of 10,000 metric ton rice to Sri Lanka in that country started on Thursday. the first shipment of rice sent today will reach Sri Lanka on Monday. Earlier 25 metric ton of rice was dispatched to Colombo on 8th of last month as immediate short term assistance. Foreign office of Pakistan says that Pakistan stands shoulder to shoulder to Sri Lanka in this time of need.