Sri Lanka Crisis Announcement Of A New Scheme For Relief From Inflation, Information About Dealing With Corruption Will Be Given To The Public News will go
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Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe said after discussions with his ministers and lawmakers on Saturday morning that the decision to immediately implement a relief program to provide fuel, gas and essential food to people struggling due to economic pressures has been taken. This information has been given by the Media Division of the Prime Minister’s Office of Sri Lanka.
Along with this, he has also said that additional funds will be provided for the relief scheme in the budget to be presented in August. He has also suggested to speed up the food security programme. During this, the acting President of Sri Lanka has also said that a plan has also been made to create the necessary environment for businessmen to run business without any hindrance.
According to information given by the media division of the Prime Minister’s Office of Sri Lanka, the acting President has also said that the plan submitted by the peaceful protestors during their demonstration was a good plan. He has said that the workers will be informed about the steps taken by the government to tackle corruption.
Let us tell you that the economic crisis in Sri Lanka has reached its peak. Inflation has increased so much that people’s food has become a disaster. Meanwhile, the World Food Program (WFP) has said that more than 6 million people in the country are facing food crisis.
Sri Lanka is currently facing a severe foreign exchange crisis and the government is unable to even meet the bill for essential imports. Not only this, the shortage of petrol is such that high profile people ranging from cricketers to politicians have to stand in long queues for two days.
According to media reports, a special meeting of Parliament has been called in Sri Lanka today. In this meeting, the proceedings for the election of the next President will be started. A new president is likely to be elected on July 20. This is the first time in the history of a seafaring nation that the president will be appointed by parliamentarians and not by popular mandate.
Let us inform that former President Gotabaya has announced his resignation after leaving the country. After that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took over as the acting President of the country.