Jun. 21 –   Israel has sent a shipment of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka in an effort to help the estimated 300,000 people left homeless by the ongoing war against the Tamil rebels. The medical equipment and drugs was organized by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and MASHAV – the Israel Center for International Cooperation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. It was delivered to the Sri Lankan health authorities on Friday by MFA deputy Director General for Asia and the Pacific, Ruth Kahanoff, who is currently visiting Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. Israel sent the medical aid after the president of Sri Lanka requested assistance from the international community to help his people in the northeastern region of the country. Tens of thousands of refugees are living in appalling conditions there.