Friday, July 1, 2022

Former Sri Lankan cricketer serves tea, bun to people waiting in petrol queue

Roshan Mahanama was seen serving tea, buns to people waiting at petrol pumps

New Delhi:

As Sri Lanka grapples with acute shortage of food, fuel, medicines – former cricketer Roshan Mahanama shared pictures of him serving tea and roti to people waiting in serpentine queues at a petrol station in Colombo.

Sri Lanka is grappling with its worst economic crisis since independence, with the country unable to find dollars to import essential goods.

“We served tea and buns to people in petrol queues around Ward Place and Vijerama Mawtha this evening along with the community food share team.

“The queues are getting longer by the day and there will be many health risks for the people living in the queues,” the cricketer posted on Twitter.

Sri Lanka has deployed armed police and troops to guard the fuel stations.

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The government announced the closure of state institutions and schools for two weeks to avoid commuting and dwindling fuel stocks in the poor country.

“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. We need to take care of each other. is needed. during these difficult times,” urged the cricketer.

Sri Lanka defaulted on its $51 billion foreign debt in April, and is in talks with the International Monetary Fund for a bailout

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