Sri Lanka Crisis: A senior official of the Government of India posted in Sri Lanka has been injured in an attack. He has suffered serious injuries. Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission has tweeted and appealed to Indian citizens in Sri Lanka to keep abreast of the latest developments in the country and plan their activities accordingly. You can contact us if required.
In another tweet, the High Commission said its officials met “Indian National and Indian Visa Center Director Vivek Verma, who was seriously injured last night in an unprovoked attack near Colombo” in the morning. The High Commission said that the matter has been brought to the notice of the Sri Lankan authorities.
Officials of @IndiainSL met in the morning Vivek Varma, an Indian national and Director of Indian Visa Center, who sustained grievous injuries in an unprovoked assault last night near #colombo, Matter brought to attention of authorities in #SriLanka, (1/ pic.twitter.com/tUc0SOq0Gd
— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) July 19, 2022
Situation grim in Sri Lanka
Significantly, Sri Lanka is going through a period of political instability. The former President of India, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled the country in the face of huge public opposition and after that he announced his resignation. He is currently in Singapore. Now Ranil Wickremesinghe has won the presidential election.
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On July 20, Ranil Wickremesinghe declared a state of emergency in the country after taking over as the caretaker president. Let us tell you that Sri Lanka is facing the biggest economic and political crisis. There is a severe shortage of essential commodities including fuel in the country.
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