Sri Lankan Prime Minister opens up Not blocking the way to buy Russian oil again

5 months 2 weeks ago #164564 by jiraporn66


give an honest interview Sri Lankan Prime slotxo-gold Minister opens up With the US news agency AP about the dire situation in the country Shortage of oil that may require additional purchases from Russia

On June 13, 2022, the AP news agency reported an exclusive interview with Mr. Ranil Wikramasingha, the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. clearly disclosed The country's current energy shortage may force it to buy more crude from Russia. Although Russia was sanctioned by Western nations in the Ukrainian war



According to the Ministry of Energy's disclosure two weeks ago Sri Lanka has bought 99,000 tonnes of Russian crude oil shipped by ship and opens the country's only refinery.


Sri Lankans wait to buy gas at a gas station in the capital city of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Prime Minister Wikramasingha, who took office after mass uprisings ousted Mahinda Rajapaksa, said he would also look to sell other energy sources, such as oil and coal, from existing suppliers in the Middle East.

“If we get it from other sources, we'll buy it from there. Otherwise we might have to go to Russia again,” the Sri Lankan prime minister said. and that at the same time Sri Lanka will also receive financial aid from China. Although Sri Lanka is inundated with debt

The spontaneous dire situation in Sri Lanka coupled with the war in Ukraine has caused the country's economy to plummet. Food shortages are expected until 2024, when Russia recognizes the situation and offers wheat to Sri Lanka.

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