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Union government calls all party meeting amidst Sri Lanka crisis on July 19

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: The Centre is set to hold an all-party meeting amidst the current economic situation in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, on July 19, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will chair the meeting, which will be the second day of the monsoon session of parliament.

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Prior to the monsoon session of parliament, leaders of several political parties gathered on Sunday. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi unveiled the all-party meeting.

Political party leaders from various backgrounds gathered on Sunday in preparation for the monsoon session of parliament. At the meeting on Sunday, M Thambi Durai, the leader of the AIADMK, and TR Balu, the leader of the DMK, suggested that India should intervene in resolving the Sri Lankan crisis.

In light of Sri Lanka’s greatest economic crisis, India has started providing gasoline and ration supplies. Jaishankar claimed last week that India had pledged USD 3.8 billion for Sri Lanka.

In accordance with a credit line provided to aid Sri Lankan farmers, India has also delivered 44,000 metric tonnes of urea.

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Currently, Sri Lanka has been facing significant foreign exchange shortages. The nation has been passing through its greatest economic crisis. The economic upheaval has made it difficult for the country to import necessary items like food, fuel, and medicines.

President Rajapaksa Gotabaya has to quit the nation and resign due to a mass rebellion against his administration by the public, which was brought on by the economic crisis.

With a population of 22 million, the island country requires around USD 5 billion over the next six months to cover its basic necessities.

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