Sri Lanka Crisis: Know how Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Wickremesinghe wants relations with India, the country is in trouble
Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took charge on Friday. He has said that he looks forward to deepening ties with India. Not only this, he also thanked the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for the financial help of Sri Lanka trapped in the severe economic crisis. Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister on Thursday after the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Pointing to the billions of dollars in aid from India, Wickremesinghe said that I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has promised a loan of more than $3 billion to help the debt-ridden Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe has become the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the sixth time. However, he has not been able to complete his term even once. It is being told that even after being in opposition due to being close to the Rajapaksa family, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has made him the Prime Minister.
Indian High Commissioner met Wickremesinghe
India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay met Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on Friday and discussed the current situation in the island nation, which is reeling from the economic crisis. Baglay is the first foreign ambassador to meet Wickremesinghe after taking over as the prime minister.
It is worth mentioning that the amount of debt that Sri Lanka has, it is very difficult to repay that debt on the strength of any one country. This is the reason why India has appealed that for this other countries and global financial institutions will also have to come forward. The current situation in Sri Lanka is so bad that there is a huge workforce of food and drink. There the prices are skyrocketing everyday.