SL embassies to seek foot powder for soldiers from Sinhala expatriates
[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 December 2008, 12:33 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence (MoD), through a request forwarded through the foreign ministry, has urged SL missions abroad to supply a medicine required to control foot infections caused by fungi and bacteria to the Sri Lankan soldiers engaged in an offensive war with the mission of occupying Tamil territories.
Extracts of the request being disseminated through Sri Lankan missions, originating from Andanda Wikramasinghe, Consul General for Sri Lanka in Los Angeles, USA, follow:
"The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka has made a request through the Foreign Ministry, to all Missions abroad, to supply a medicine required to control foot infections caused by fungi and bacteria to overcome foot infections."
"The product should ideally contain a potent anti-fungal/anti-bacterial compound, the main ingredient of which contains 1% Triclosan. The Defence Ministry has indicated that the current product used by them is under the trade name Irgasan DP - 300. The trade name is indicated here for purpose of information only and these products by any other trade name is also in order. If you are unable to find the above product in USA, please try Clotrimazole 1% under the brand name LOTRIMIN."
"We are kindly requesting you to contact all concerned Sri Lankans to assist our forces in their time of need."
"All donations could either be delivered to the Consulate Office or to the nearest temple in your locality. If you wish to contribute money all cheques should be drawn in favour of the 'Consulate General of Sri Lanka' for which a receipt will be issued by the Consulate."