Sri Lanka, Russia continue talks on loan for Russian oil products: Minister
Posted on September 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

he Sri Lankan authorities continue negotiations with Russia on the provision of a loan to buy Russian fuel, Minister of Transport and Highways Bandula Gunawardena said.

“We can manage that crisis because previous months we were facing the crisis, but now we slowly recover from economic crisis and foreign exchange crisis. We wish to get some big support from Russia. The discussion is going very well,” Gunawardena said on Saturday in an interview with Sputnik.

The minister added that former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide Sri Lanka a loan to buy oil from Russia and ease the fuel crisis in the country.

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