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Amidst economic crisis, former Sri Lankan cricketer offered tea, buns to people at petrol pumps

Former cricketer Roshan Mahanama was seen serving tea and buns to people waiting at petrol pumps amid fuel crisis in Sri Lanka.

Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Roshan Mahanama Serves Tea At A Petrol Station In Colombo.  (Photo: Twitter)

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama serves tea at a petrol station in Colombo. (Photo: Twitter)

Former cricketer Roshan Mahanama served tea and buns to people waiting at petrol pumps in the capital Colombo.

Sri Lanka is grappling with its worst financial crisis since independence and chronic shortages of fuel and food everywhere. Queues at gas stations grew a few kilometers long after the island nation’s electricity minister announced the country’s fuel stock would run out in five days on Friday.

To ease the sufferings of the people, the World Cup winning cricketer along with some volunteers offered tea and buns to the people waiting at petrol stations.

Sharing some of his pictures on Twitter, he wrote, “We served tea and buns with the team of Community Meal Share this evening to the people in the petrol queues around Ward Place and Vijerama Mawatha. The queues are getting longer day by day and there will be many health risks for the people living in the queues. ,

Mahanama also urged people to bring enough liquids and food to stand in long queues. He appealed to the people to support each other in difficult times.

He tweeted, “Please, take care of each other in the fuel queues. Bring enough fluids and food and if you are not well, please reach out to the person closest to you and ask for support or call 1990. See us Needed one after the other in this difficult time.”

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