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Live updates on the Sri Lankan economic crisis

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Live updates on the Sri Lankan economic crisis

India has supported the Sri Lankan government during its time of crisis, according to S. Jaishankar, minister of external affairs of India, and is currently closely watching the developments. He claimed that there isn’t a current refugee crisis coming from that nation. The airline flydubai of the United Arab Emirates has ceased service to Colombo, Sri Lanka, until further notice. On Saturday, President Rajapaksa announced his resignation. Additionally, PM Wickremesinghe declared that he would resign once a new administration had been formed.

Live updates on the Sri Lankan economic crisis
Live updates on the Sri Lankan economic crisis

A day after the president and prime minister made their resignation offers, Sri Lanka’s opposition parties gathered on Sunday to form a new government. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s official residence was invaded by throngs of irate protesters who also set fire to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s home. Speculative media reports that New Delhi would send troops to Colombo have been categorically denied by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka. Ranil Wickremesinghe has been informed that the president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, will step down as previously stated. On Monday, tens of thousands of protesters surrounded the president’s official residence. The military refuted reports on social media that soldiers were marching toward the Galle Face protest site.

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