- President Gotabaya gave instructions to the Gas Department to speed up the gas supply
- Education Department in Sri Lanka announces school holiday till July 15
Sri Lanka Crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given instructions to the gas supply department from an undisclosed location. The department has been asked to speed up the gas supply with immediate effect, so that the problems of the people can be reduced. Let us inform that many people have been injured in the clash between the common citizens and the police in Srilanka. A total of 107 people have been injured in the clash between the police and the demonstrators since yesterday. In this, along with many protesters, policemen were also injured. In view of the current situation in Sri Lanka, the Education Department has taken an important decision. The Education Department has declared a holiday in the school from July 11 to July 15. Now schools in the country will open from July 18.
India stands with the people of Sri Lanka
On Sunday, India gave its first reaction to the rapid developments in Colombo. In this, India said that it stands with the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity and progress through democratic methods, values and constitutional path. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India is closely monitoring developments in Sri Lanka. He is aware of the many challenges that Sri Lanka and its people are facing. In Sri Lanka, protesters stormed the presidential residence in the heavily guarded Fort area of central Colombo on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa then announced that he would resign.
“Sri Lanka is at the heart of India’s Neighbors First Policy”
“We are aware of the many challenges that Sri Lanka and its people are facing, and we stand with the people of Sri Lanka as they try to overcome this difficult period,” Bagchi said. It also mentioned India’s financial assistance to help it tide over the severe economic crisis. “Sri Lanka occupies a central place in our ‘neighbourhood first’ policy,” Bagchi said. So India gave him more than US $ 3.8 billion this year to deal with the economic crisis.