Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe today decided to implement a relief program to provide fuel, gas and essential food items. Ranil Wickremesinghe, after discussions with ministers and MPs this morning, decided to implement an urgent relief program to provide fuel, gas and essential food items to those struggling due to economic pressure Is. Sri Lankan PM Media Division gave this information.
Apart from this, it has been decided to use additional funds from the relief budget to be presented in August. He also advised to expedite the food security programme. Plans have been made to create the necessary environment for the businessmen to run their business without any hindrance. Meanwhile, Acting President Wickremesinghe said the plan submitted by the peaceful protesters was recognized as a good plan and he would inform activists about the measures being taken to fight corruption.
Took over as Acting President on the previous day
Earlier in the day, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took over as acting President after Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned. Ranil Wickremesinghe took two big decisions after taking charge. He prohibited the use of ‘His Excellency’ to address the President. He also abolished the presidential flag. According to reports, the flag is individual for each President of Sri Lanka as the design of the flag changes when a new President assumes office.
Sri Lanka is going through a very bad phase
Let us tell you that former President Rajapaksa arrived in Singapore on Thursday after massive protests against his government. After this he sent his resignation letter to the speaker. Sri Lanka is in the grip of an unprecedented economic turmoil, the worst in seven decades, leaving millions struggling to buy food, medicine, fuel and other essentials. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who had earlier promised to resign from the post of PM, has now been made the acting President.
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