Sri Lanka Crisis: Outcry in Sri Lanka, people are fascinated by grain… this cricketer became ‘God’, distributing food


Colombo: Amidst the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, former cricketer Roshan Mahanama has urged his countrymen to take care of each other in difficult times and at the same time he has helped people standing in long queues at petrol pumps in need. Helped them by distributing the goods. The economic crisis has led to a severe shortage of essential commodities like food, medicine, cooking gas and other fuels, toilet paper and even matches.

The country is struggling for a foreign exchange to pay for much-needed fuel imports and the current stock of petrol and diesel here is expected to run out in a few days. While the country is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a relief package. People are forced to queue outside shops for hours to buy fuel and cooking gas.

He was part of the Sri Lankan team that won the World Cup in 1996, ‘We worked in the petrol queues around Ward Place and Wijerama Mawatha, serving food to the people. The queues are getting longer day by day and the health of the people living in the queues has also become a challenge. Please, take care of each other in the fuel lines. Help each other in whatever way possible, so please reach out and support the person closest to you.

Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since independence. India has helped by sending thousands of tonnes of diesel and petrol, in addition to food and medical supplies, to help ease the fuel shortage in the debt-ridden island nation. Meanwhile, the Australian players are on a tour of Sri Lanka. In a photo shared by the Australian ambassador to Colombo, pacer Mitchell Starc and batsman Steve Smith said they are appealing to the United Nations for a $47.2 million emergency fund.

The United Nations has said that 1.7 million people in the country with a population of 22 million so far need ‘life-saving assistance’, adding that more than three-quarters of the population is facing food shortages. . Smith said, ‘We are proud that Australia is doing its job. Together we can help Sri Lanka overcome this crisis.