Sri Lanka: Protests for the 50th day demanding the resignation of the President, know what happened today?

Sri Lanka: Protests for the 50th day demanding the resignation of the President, know what happened today?

Anti-government protests in Sri Lanka demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continued for the 50th consecutive day on Saturday. The organizers of the demonstration have said that the demonstrations were held on this day especially on a large scale, with wide participation of the people.

Sri Lanka is currently facing a severe economic crisis and is on the verge of bankruptcy. The country is facing an acute shortage of food, fuel, medicines, and cooking gas to match. For the last 49 days in the country, people have been protesting at the entrance of the President's office demanding Gotabaya's resignation. Due to this Gotabaya's elder brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa had to resign and political unrest in the country arose. The protesters are also demanding the resignation of President Rajapaksa, although he has refused to do so.


Sitharaman talks to Sri Lankan High Commissioner on financial help
Sri Lanka's High Commissioner Milind Moragoda met Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi to discuss the possibilities of increasing financial aid to her country. According to the Sri Lankan High Commission, in the meeting with Sitharaman, Moragoda reiterated that until the economic adjustment plan is negotiated and finalized with the International Monetary Fund, Sri Lanka will currently need financial support to run the economy. Moragoda thanked Sitharaman for Indian cooperation in the form of credit for essential commodities and fuel and help in clearing the arrears.

India sends 15,000 liters of kerosene to Sri Lankan fishermen
India on Saturday sent 15,000 liters of kerosene to Sri Lanka to help 700 fishermen and mechanical ferry services in the Tamil city of Jaffna. New Delhi had sent about 40,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Colombo a day earlier. Sri Lanka is going through the most severe economic crisis these days.

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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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