Sri Lanka crisis: Govt trying to hold on to power, cricket icon Arjuna Ranatunga tells WION

Arjuna Ranatunga, legendary Sri Lankan cricketer and former minister,  spoke with WION’s Dasuni Athauda in an exclusive interview, sharing his thoughts on the worsening economic and political crisis in the country. He slammed the government for claiming that the recent protests were politically motivated, and accused it of attempting to “hold on to its power.” He also praised India for its help at this time of need for its neighbour.

Sri Lanka is in the midst of a severe economic crisis, with food and fuel shortages affecting a substantial portion of the population. For the last two years, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s economy has been in free fall.

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