Colombo, ANI. The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) crisis in Sri Lanka has deepened. The supplier Litro Gas appealed to the people not to queue long and said that only industries would be supplied LPG. LPG will not be available for domestic consumers at present.

Litro Gas Chairman Vijita Herath said that to meet the current demand for LPG, $7 million will have to be paid, Colombo Page reported. He said that two ships carrying 3,500 metric tonnes of LPG are going to reach Sri Lanka this week. One of these ships may arrive by Wednesday or Thursday. Negotiations are on for procuring gas from the suppliers.

Bangladesh gives extension to Sri Lanka to pay $ 200 million loan

Bangladesh has given Sri Lanka, which is going through an economic crisis, one year to return its bailout fund of $ 200 million. The decision was taken at the meeting of directors of Bangladesh Bank on Sunday. Central bank spokesperson Sirajul Islam said the moratorium has been provided without any change in the loan terms, the Daily Mirror reported.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister resigns, recommends all-party interim government

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday. He has recommended the formation of an all-party interim government in his letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Uncertainty remains over who will take over as prime minister in the island nation, with the main opposition party Samagi Jana Balvegaya (SJB). Recent statements suggest that Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa will not accept the post of PM in the interim government.

Protests in Sri Lanka against the government

On Tuesday, Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a tweet that I have submitted my resignation from the post of Prime Minister to the President with immediate effect. This development in Sri Lankan politics comes as countrywide protests against the government have intensified in the last few days. There has also been an increase in the incidents of clashes with the security forces deployed at the protest sites.

Edited By: Dhyanendra Singh Chauhan