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Sri Lanka Crisis LIVE: India delivers another 40,000 MT diesel consignment to Sri Lanka

By Anuj Cariappa
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Colombo, May 22: India on Saturday supplied another 40,000 MT consignment of diesel to Sri Lanka to help ease the fuel shortage in the country, which is reeling under a severe economic and energy crisis.

The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka took to its Twitter handle to make the announcement of the consignment.

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10:08 PM, 22 May
The economic crisis has also triggered a political crisis in Sri Lanka and a demand for the resignation of the powerful Rajapaksas.
9:51 PM, 22 May
Lawmakers have asked the Parliament Speaker to give them accommodation in hotels as they cannot reach parliament from their homes in the absence of transport fuel.
8:58 PM, 22 May
The Sri Lankan government has asked its non-essential staff to stay at home due to the petrol and diesel shortage.
7:57 PM, 22 May
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan police on Sunday began a nation-wide raid on those hoarding fuel for resale.
7:46 PM, 22 May
“It has been reported that organised groups are preventing fuel trucks to pass certain areas demanding they be unloaded at different fuel stations and threatening to set fire to them. If this continues, we will have to suspend deliveries for the safety of the transport workforce,” he tweeted on Friday.
7:34 PM, 22 May
Spontaneous protests have been reported at the filling stations across the country where consumers have been waiting in long serpentine queues for fuel for hours on end. Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said if the public continues to threaten the truckers delivering the fuel, then the government will have to suspend fuel deliveries for the safety of the transport workforce.
7:27 PM, 22 May
The Sri Lankan government has warned that it will suspend the delivery of fuel if transporters are threatened, after an angry mob torched a petrol pump owner’s house in the country’s North Central Province.
7:23 PM, 22 May
The Sri Lankan government has warned that it will suspend the delivery of fuel if transporters are threatened, after an angry mob torched a petrol pump owner’s house in the country’s North Central Province.
6:49 PM, 22 May
The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A which gave unfettered powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment which had made Parliament powerful over the president.
5:15 PM, 22 May
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice has said that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be referred to the Cabinet for approval on Monday, a media report said on Sunday, paving the way to curb the unfettered powers of embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
1:29 PM, 22 May
UCSL chairman Janaka Ratnayake has reportedly directed CEB NOT to impose power cuts today and on 29 May till conclusion of O/L examinations. Also, power cuts should not take place after 6.30 pm on other days.
12:31 PM, 22 May
As per Minister of Justice Dr Wijayadasa Rajapaksa, 21st Amendment to the Constitution would make it impossible for those with dual citizenship to hold a seat in Parliament.
11:44 AM, 22 May
Minister of Justice Dr Wijayadasa Rajapaksa said that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be referred to the Cabinet for approval on Monday.
10:58 AM, 22 May
Pumping diesel into SriLanka
Another 40,000 MT consignment of diesel under the credit line from #India reached Colombo on Saturday.
10:33 AM, 22 May
"There are no bad times. Only bad leaders" I saw this quote on internet and thought to myself "how true": SLPP MP Nalaka Godahewa
8:46 AM, 22 May
With fuel shortages, soaring prices, and power cuts affecting a large number of the citizens, the impending food crisis amid this will put the country in a mess when it is already grappling with other challenges.
10:23 PM, 21 May
According to NewsWire, The CID is currently recording statements from IGP Chandana Wickremaratne over the 09th May incidents at Galle Face & Colpetty.
8:19 PM, 21 May
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin flagged off the ship laden with relief supplies, the first to be dispatched to Sri Lanka, from Chennai on Wednesday.
7:35 PM, 21 May
On Friday, the mission here said that an Indian ship laden with urgent relief supplies like rice, medicines and milk powder for the people of crisis-hit Sri Lanka is scheduled to reach Colombo on Sunday.
7:22 PM, 21 May
"Pumping diesel into #SriLanka!!! Another 40,000 MT consignment of diesel under the credit line from #India reached #Colombo today," India's High Commission said on Twitter.
7:04 PM, 21 May
Last month, India extended an additional 0 million credit line to help Sri Lanka import fuel as the country has been struggling to pay for imports after its foreign exchange reserves plummeted sharply in recent times, causing a devaluation of its currency and spiralling inflation.
6:26 PM, 21 May
India on Saturday provided another 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel to Sri Lanka under the credit line facility to the island nation which is grappling with its worst economic crisis.
4:45 PM, 21 May
Police CID is currently recording statements from the IGP & the Commandant of the STF over the 09 May incidents at Galle Face & Kollupitiya- Hiru
3:58 PM, 21 May
The state of emergency gave the police and the security forces sweeping power to arbitrarily arrest and detain people.
3:28 PM, 21 May
Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had declared a state of emergency with effect from May 6 midnight, the second time in just over a month amidst growing countrywide anti-government protests over the economic crisis. The Presidential Secretariat stated that the state of emergency has been lifted with effect from Friday midnight, Hiru News reported.
3:26 PM, 21 May
The Sri Lankan government lifted the state of emergency from Saturday, nearly two weeks after it was imposed across the island nation as it faced unprecedented economic and anti-government protests.
1:58 PM, 21 May
Chief Minister Stalin flagged off the cargo carrying the relief, from the Chennai Port, in the presence of his cabinet colleagues and senior officials.
12:48 PM, 21 May
"People of #India, standing by their bretheren in #SriLanka. Rice, milk powder and medicines worth more than SLR 2billion is scheduled to reach #Colombo on Sunday," the Indian mission tweeted.
12:02 PM, 21 May
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin flagged off a ship laden with relief supplies, the first to be dispatched to Sri Lanka, from Chennai on on Wednesday. The first consignment comprises 9,000 metric tonne (MT) of rice, 200 MT milk powder and 24 MT life-saving medicines with a combined value of Rs 45 crore.
11:43 AM, 21 May
An Indian ship laden with urgent relief supplies like rice, medicines and milk powder for the people of crisis-hit Sri Lanka is scheduled to reach Colombo on Sunday, the Indian High Commission said here on Friday.
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