Kriralok Desk: Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. The people of the island are blaming the president and prime minister for the crisis. Strikes and demonstrations continue to demand their resignation. For the second time in five weeks, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency to maintain law and order. Which has been in effect since midnight on Friday.
The Sri Lankan cricket team is coming to Bangladesh today to play a two-match Test series amidst such internal turmoil. Dimuth Karunaratne’s team is coming to Dhaka at the appointed time. The Lankans will reach Dhaka at 11:30 am today. The team will leave Dhaka again on May 28.
Despite the state of emergency in Sri Lanka, there is no doubt about Karunaratne-Kushal Mendis’ visit to Bangladesh. BCB media committee chairman Tanvir Ahmed Titu said yesterday that the Sri Lankan team was coming as per the previous schedule. BCB is ready to host the visitors.
The common people of Sri Lanka are blaming the king and his ruling family for the economic mismanagement. The country has been suffering from a major crisis of load shedding, food, fuel and medicine for months. A few days ago, Bangladesh also sent emergency medicine worth Tk 20 crore to Sri Lanka. However, despite protests across the country, President Rajapaksa has no plans to resign. He has stated that he will not resign.