Sri Lanka requests کروڑ 800 million in aid from India

Colombo: Sri Lanka, the victim of the worst economic crisis, has requested an additional 80 800 million from India and India has indicated it will consider the request.

According to international media, a statement issued from the office of Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that the Indian government, as a close friend, would extend full cooperation to Sri Lanka in overcoming the current difficult situation.

A day earlier, the Indian delegation had discussed the economic crisis with the President of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has already received significant assistance from India and has asked for more help. India’s response has not been enthusiastic, but it has certainly spoken of appropriate consideration.

A high-level Indian delegation led by Foreign Secretary Vineet Kwatra on Thursday met President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Secretary Arun Vijay Vardhan.

Vikram Singh told Parliament that India’s current aid was 4 4 billion but the Indian High Commission put it at more than 3.5 3.5 billion.

Sri Lanka is demanding about ً 800 million (کروڑ 500 million for fuel and کروڑ 300 million for other essentials) from India, which has received essential food items, fuel, medicine and fertilizer under the Indian Credit Line facility. Are

The Indian delegation said that New Delhi was committed to providing continued assistance to Sri Lanka. The two sides discussed in detail the future course of action of the Indian Relief Program to stabilize and revive the Sri Lankan economy.

The delegation expressed confidence that the country would soon overcome the current challenges.

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