Remove Nose to Spite Face
The Israelis are among the worlds foremost disaster recovery experts (they have had a lot of practice). Sri Lanka's refusal of Israeli assistance follow's Iran's similar refusal during the Bam earthquake.
DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism Security
: "Sri Lanka refused to accept Israeli relief team of 150 doctors, nurses, medicines and equipment ready early Tuesday to fly complete field hospital to stricken country. Colombo which has no diplomatic relations with Israel would only accept supplies. Israeli planes took off with medical equipment, tents and other supplies - without desperately needed medical personnel"