PM Modi to meet new Australian PM in Japan? Counting now after voting, Scott Morrison admits defeat

PM Modi to meet new Australian PM in Japan? Counting now after voting, Scott Morrison admits defeat

Voting for the general election in Australia concluded on Saturday and counting has begun, with the Conservatives and the Labor Party locked in. Nearly half the votes have been counted and media reports claim Australians voted on Saturday to oust Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government. Anthony Albanese's centre-left Labor Party is estimated to be the largest party in parliament. Labor leader Anthony Albanese is in a position to form a government, according to ABC News. Although it is not yet clear whether he will need to find allies to win a majority.

Morrison admits defeat

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitted defeat in national elections on Saturday after a "tough night" for his Conservative government. According to Australian media The Age, Morrison said that tonight I spoke to the Leader of the Opposition and the incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and I congratulated him on his election victory. He told LNP supporters that they could hold their heads high as they stood for a strong government. He was expecting the return of the coalition government in three years.

Earlier, Albanians voted at Sydney's Marrickville Town Hall. He said, "I am very positive and look forward to good results tonight." While there, Morrison voted with his wife Jenny at Lilly Pili Public School in southern Sydney. Later, he cited the interception of a boat carrying refugees trying to enter Australian waters, saying that voters should therefore re-elect his government. More than 48 percent of Australia's 17 million voters have already voted or applied for postal ballots. The government on Friday changed the rules for people who have recently been suffering from Kovid-19 to vote on the phone. Australia's Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said that according to plan 7, 

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Sri Lanka is facing an economic crisis and wants to buy oil from Russia, two ministers will visit Russia

Sri Lanka is facing an economic crisis and wants to buy oil from Russia, two ministers will visit Russia

Troubled Sri Lanka is exploring options to buy oil from Russia. A senior minister said on Sunday. Sri Lanka is desperate to replenish its dwindling fuel stocks amid an unprecedented economic crisis due to a severe shortage of foreign exchange reserves. On Sunday, the price of petrol was hiked by LKR 50 and diesel by LKR 60 respectively, which is the third price revision in two months.

State-owned refinery Ceylon Petroleum Corporation on Saturday informed the Sri Lankan government that the move was necessitated after the arrival of fuel shipments was delayed due to banking and logistical reasons. Given the dire scenario, Sri Lanka's Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera stressed that the government is exploring options to buy oil from Russia. He said, “We are looking for diplomatic channels. The last ship to arrive was a Russian ship."

Two ministers to visit Russia on Monday
Wijesekera said on Sunday that our first letter of credit was rejected by international banks because the ship was owned by a Russian company. He said the two ministers are scheduled to visit Russia on Monday to discuss fuel and other diplomatic matters. Let us tell you that last week, the Sri Lankan government approached several companies suggested by the Russian Embassy in Colombo for the purchase of crude oil.

"Meanwhile, the government has also decided to implement a token system for the supply of fuel to the people waiting in the queue at the filling station," Wijesekera said. The minister said, “This program will be implemented from Monday, for which the government has sought the help of the soldiers from the police and the army.”

shortage of essentials in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, due to which food, medicine, cooking gas, and fuel are being sold across the country. There has been a severe shortage of essential commodities like

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