Amidst the Sri Lankan crisis, this cricketer became an ‘angel’ for the people, himself distributing tea snacks at the petrol pump – न्यूज़लीड India

Amidst the Sri Lankan crisis, this cricketer became an ‘angel’ for the people, himself distributing tea snacks at the petrol pump


Roshan Mahanama distributing tea and snacks

Amid the unprecedented fuel crisis in the country, former Sri Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama is seen serving tea and buns to people waiting in lines outside shops to buy fuel and cooking gas. Roshan Mahanama tweeted that, ‘We have distributed tea and food along with the team of Community Mills to people in the queues near the petrol pump around Ward Place and Vijerama Mawtha. The queues are getting longer day by day and there are chances of people living in the queues falling ill. The former Sri Lankan batsman urged people to take care of each other and advised them to bring enough fluids and food while waiting in line for hours.

Roshan Mahanama’s appeal to the people

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama tweeted and appealed people to take care of themselves. He said, ‘Please, the people standing in the fuel queues take care of each other. Bring enough fluids and food and if you are not well please reach out to the person closest to you and ask them for help or call 1990. We need to take care of each other during these difficult times. Sri Lanka, battling the worst economic crisis since March this year, has created a severe shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas and other fuels, toilet paper and even matches. In view of this, the Sri Lankan government on Saturday announced the closure of all schools and institutions for the coming week due to prolonged power cuts. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education has advised students to organize online classes to avoid unnecessary commute and save fuel.

Common people of Sri Lanka badly affected

Common people of Sri Lanka badly affected

The economic crisis has particularly severely affected people’s access to food security, agriculture, livelihoods and health services. Food production in the last harvest season was 40-50 percent lower than in the previous year, and the current agricultural season is also in crisis, as Sri Lanka lacks seeds, fertilisers, fuel and credit. People of the country are forced to stand in queues outside shops for hours to buy fuel and cooking gas. A high-level UN official said 22 percent of Sri Lanka’s population, or about 4.9 million people, needed immediate food aid. At the same time, in the latest report, it has been found that 86 percent of the people of Sri Lanka have started eating less or eating only once in the midst of the economic crisis or have started reducing the use of daily items.

careless policies of the government

careless policies of the government

The Kovid epidemic and the Rajapaksa government’s reckless economic policies have badly affected the situation in Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka has run out of foreign exchange reserves, so Sri Lanka can no longer buy many essential goods including oil and gas. For the last three months, with the help of India continuously, the gas stoves of people’s homes are still burning in Sri Lanka. The Rajapaksa family ran dictatorial policies in Sri Lanka and last year suddenly announced a ban on 100% organic farming and chemical fertilizers in Sri Lanka, which badly affected Sri Lanka’s economic situation and ended about 50 to 60 percent of agriculture. happened. At the same time, tourism has also been ruined due to Kovid.



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