Sri Lanka: In the midst of deepening economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, there is a fight for oil there. The shortage of fuel has been one of the biggest problems that the country is facing. Well known cricketer Chamika Karunaratne of Sri Lanka, like any other Sri Lankan citizen, is no different from the country’s crisis. The Sri Lankan cricketer shared how he managed to refuel his car after standing in a queue for two days.
Well known as Sri lanka Cricketer, Karunaratne said, “We have to go to Colombo and different places for practice because the club cricket season is going on. But I am standing in line for petrol from last 2 days. I also had to wait a long time for the oil to be filled. We are in big problem. I have been in line for getting oil refilled since last 2 days. I filled oil for Rs 10,000, which will last only for 2-3 days. The fuel crisis comes at a time ahead of the Asia Cup cricket tournament which is going to be held next month.
He further said, “Asia Cup is coming and LPL is also scheduled this year. I do not know what will happen because I have to go to Colombo and different places for the practices and do attend club season. Due to fuel shortage. I cannot go to the practices.. since two days I did not go anywhere because..I am in a long queues for petrol. Luckily I got it today but for ten thousand rupees that will go only maximum two to three days.”
According to Chamika, “India is like our brother country and he is helping us a lot. I thank him very much. We have problems. He is supporting us when we are struggling. Thank you so much for that. -Thank you very much. Thank you for everything. We will get better.”
The UN mission in Sri Lanka urged the country’s senior leaders to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in accordance with the constitution, which finally saw the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday after weeks of protests. “The UN in Sri Lanka urges all stakeholders to ensure a peaceful transition of power in full respect for the Constitution,” UN Resident Coordinator Hana Singer said in a statement issued on Friday by the UN in Sri Lanka. He said it is “essential that the transition of power is accompanied by comprehensive and inclusive consultations within and outside Parliament”.