A social media storm over a donation of Ceylon tea from the Sri Lankan government has been blown out of proportion, according to Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Lebanon.
Sri Lanka donated 1,650 kgs of tea to Lebanon. President Aoun distributed the tea among the Presidential Guard.— Madhuvanthi Srinivasan | مدهوونتی شرینیوسن (@MadhuvanthiS95) September 9, 2020
His office says it was a personal gift while the hashtag "tea thief" is trending in Lebanon.#Lebanon #SriLanka #BeirutExplosion#حرامي_الشاي #لبنان #سيريلانكا pic.twitter.com/7uFsH7mtkz
Sri Lanka donated 1,675kg of tea to the victims of the Beirut explosion. The Lebanese president distributed it to his guards instead. (Imagine what the government will do with financial aid!) https://t.co/PDzrTYyHep— Gregg Carlstrom (@glcarlstrom) September 9, 2020