The government has called an all-party meeting today on the Sri Lankan crisis. 10 update

The government has called an all-party meeting regarding Sri Lanka, which is facing economic crisis. DMK and AIADMK demanded that India should intervene in the crisis surrounding the neighboring country.

Here are the top 10 updates to this story

1) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will brief leaders of various political parties on the Sri Lanka crisis.

2) Citing an office memorandum dated July 16, a senior government official said that the briefing by the finance and external affairs ministries has been scheduled for the evening of July 19, the second day of the monsoon session of Parliament.

3) The briefing will be attended by floor leaders of various political parties.

4) During an all-party meeting called ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Tamil Nadu-based DMK and AIADMK demanded that India should intervene in the crisis surrounding neighboring Sri Lanka, which is facing a debilitating economic crisis .

5) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was installed as the caretaker president of the troubled country after Gotabaya Rajapaksa stepped down from the presidency following heavy protests. Sri Lanka’s parliament will elect a new president on 20 July.

6) India has assured Sri Lanka that it will continue to support democracy, stability and economic recovery in the country.

7) India has been a major source of foreign aid to Sri Lanka this year.

8) Sri Lankan protesters vowed to continue their struggle for a complete change of system by abolishing the presidency, as the popular revolt that ousted Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the presidency marked the 100th day on Sunday.

9) The anti-government protests began near the President’s office on April 9 and have continued non-stop.

10) Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis in seven decades. The economic crisis followed by a popular revolt against the government also led to a political crisis in the country.

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