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EU offers to help Sri Lanka

The President underlined the need for Sri Lanka to get fertilizer and fuel in particular.

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Colombo: The European Union is ready to help Sri Lanka overcome its worst economic meltdown that has seen the island nation grapple with serious shortages of essential goods including food, fuel, and medicines.

The message was conveyed on Friday to President Gotabaya Rajapaka by ambassadors of the European Union member states who asked him to consider European countries as friends of Sri Lanka, The Island newspaper reported on Saturday.

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The Ambassadors pointed out that clear communication of future plans for rebuilding the country’s economy would make it easier for the international community to assist Sri Lanka.

The President underlined the need for Sri Lanka to get fertilizer and fuel in particular. He also told the diplomats that uncultivated government lands have been offered to people who are ready to grow food, which is in short supply.

Among the countries whose ambassadors called on the President were France, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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