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Amid financial disaster in Sri Lanka, one more previous cricketer phone calls India ‘elder brother’ | World News


A working day immediately after previous Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya expressed his gratitude to ‘big brother’ India for supporting his state amid its worst financial disaster in many years, one more previous cricketer from the island country, Roshan Mahanama, echoed the assertion, declaring that India has generally been an ‘elder brother.’

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“We will need to have the guidance of nations around the world like India. It has generally been an elder brother. We have excellent relations with Pakistan, and, to an extent, with China. We will need all of them to guidance us. But will not seem out for an ulterior motive,” Mahanama, Jayasuriya’s previous workforce mate, explained to news company ANI.

The previous ICC match referee also accused his nation’s governments of neglecting the individuals. “We’ve been struggling for the very last seventy four several years as our governments have only concentrated on how they can continue being in electricity. For alternatives, they will need to start off speaking to intercontinental organizations these as the Intercontinental Financial Fund,” he remarked.


The fifty five-calendar year-outdated previous cricketer has been a vocal supporter of the ongoing protests, and has also criticised Sri Lankan politicians. “As a real patriot of this state, I urge every person to preserve the stress &amp demonstrate your disappointment in a extremely tranquil way with out harming yourselves and harmful any home of the state,” Mahanama tweeted on Thursday.

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“Since I have no regard for most of the leaders of our state, I’m of the viewpoint that we have to occur with each other to maintain our leaders accountable for their steps. I ask for each citizen irrespective of race, faith or political track record to occur ahead to be a part of the protests,” he included.


In the meantime, India, on Wednesday, despatched two gasoline consignments as guidance to its neighbour. Alongside one another, the consignments carried 36,000 tonnes of petrol and forty,000 tonnes of diesel, India’s large fee to Sri Lanka knowledgeable.

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General, this was the fifth these guidance despatched by New Delhi for Colombo.


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