Colombo, ANI. Sri Lanka is facing the worst situation since its independence. India again got big help to Sri Lanka, which is facing severe economic and energy crisis. India on Saturday supplied another consignment of 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel to Sri Lanka to ease fuel shortage. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka informed this news through a Twitter handle.

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka tweeted, ‘Diesel is being provided in Sri Lanka. Another 40,000 MT of Diesel under Line of Credit from India reached #Colombo today. Meanwhile, a consignment of rice, milk powder and medicines from India worth over 2 billion is scheduled to reach Colombo on Sunday. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin flagged off the consignment from Chennai on Wednesday.

Essential medicines sent to Sri Lanka

The Chief Minister’s Office tweeted, ‘Hon’ble CM @mkstalin flagged off 9000 MT Rice, 200 MT Spirit Powder and 24 MT Essential Medicines in a cargo ship to help the people of Sri Lanka.

In addition, India has pledged to provide more than USD 3 billion in loans, credit swaps and lines of credit to the indebted island nation since the beginning of the year. India has also expressed its willingness to work with the new government of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence due to lack of food and fuel, rising prices and power cuts.

Emergency lifted in Sri Lanka

The government of Sri Lanka lifted the state of emergency imposed in the country from midnight on Friday. Emergency remained in force across the country for almost two weeks. In fact, due to the economic crisis and anti-government demonstrations, emergency was imposed here from midnight of 6 May. In view of the ongoing anti-government protests in the country amid the unfavorable situation, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had decided to impose emergency.

According to the report of Hiru News, the President’s Secretariat says that the emergency has been lifted from midnight on Friday. This step has been taken in view of the improvement in the law and order situation in the country. The Emergency empowered the police and security forces to detain or arrest any civilian under preventive action. Gotabaya imposed emergency for the second time in the country a month later on the midnight of May 6.

Edited By: Piyush Kumar