Colombo, The economic crisis in Sri Lanka is not taking its name. After the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesingh becoming the Prime Minister, it was believed that the situation would improve. But Wickremesinghe himself has come before the country and said that the crisis is very deep and the country has only one day of petrol left. He appealed to the people of the country to be patient for two months and support the government. On Monday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced the imposition of a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am on Tuesday.
After this, late in the evening, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the country and put forward a picture of the latest situation. Wickremesinghe said- Our country has only one day’s petrol left. We are trying to rectify the situation. He said that the Sri Lankan airline, which suffered a loss of $ 45 billion in a year, will now be handed over to the private sector. Wickremesinghe said- I do not want to lie to the country. Things are very bad. For the time being, we have big challenges ahead of us. It is a promise that the bad times will pass very soon.
The Prime Minister said- Three oil tankers are standing at Colombo Port. We cannot pay in dollars. So petrol and diesel are not available. There is an appeal to the people that they should support me for two months. There are no funds to pay salaries to 14 lakh employees. Recently, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa replaced Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and made Ranil Wickremesinghe the new Prime Minister. Now the new Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is supporting the agitators who are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, blaming Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is under threat of an attack by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam i.e. LTTE. Recently, Indian intelligence agencies had given intelligence about this to the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka. According to Indian input, LTTE can carry out some major incident on 18 May. After getting this information from India, Sri Lanka has also tightened its security. Sri Lanka says that it will also investigate in this matter.