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Former cricketers slams government over economic downfall in Sri Lanka

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CRICDOT DESK : The worst financial crisis of all time is in the Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. The country’s economy has collapsed due to foreign debt. In Sri Lanka, rice and wheat are being sold at around Rs 220 and Rs 190 per kg respectively. An egg costs 30 rupees.

Twenty-six cabinet ministers, including the central bank governor, have resigned. Protests of common people are going on all over the country. Those protesters are also being attacked. Sri Lankan cricketers opened their mouths in such a critical situation.

Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga, three legendary Sri Lankan cricketers are currently in the coaching staff of various teams in the IPL. Their minds are crying for the country even from abroad. Sangakkara wrote on Instagram, ‘Sri Lanka is going through the most difficult time. I am deeply saddened by the way food people are struggling. Every day human suffering is increasing. (Telling state leaders) Do not consider people as enemies. It is your job to discover what that is and to bring it about. ‘

Sri Lanka’s police used ashikan on the protesting students against the government. Criticizing the government over the incident, Mahela Jayawardene wrote on Instagram, “I am very disappointed with the curfew and state of emergency in Sri Lanka. The government can never ignore the needs of the people of the country. People have the right to protest. This problem is man-made. Only qualified people can solve it. Now it is necessary to try to solve the problem as one without blaming. ‘

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Former motion star Lasith Malinga posted a picture of the protest on Instagram and wrote, “I stand by the people of Sri Lanka. ‘Along with the former, the current Sri Lankan cricketers have also opened their mouths about the situation in the country. Hasaranga DeSilva wrote on the social site, ‘We can only be strong if we are together. Vanuka Rajapakse, who is in the IPL, wrote, “Even from this distance, I understand the condition of the people of the country. The minimum rights of the citizens have also been taken away. ‘

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