Gota directly requests fuel from Putin

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin for credit support to import fuel from Russia.

As the Sri Lankan government runs dry without any fuel shipment in sight till July 22, Rajapaksa said in his twitter page that he had a very productive conversation with Putin during which he thanked him for all the support extended by his government to overcome the challenges of the past.

Rajapaksa said he also requested Putin an offer of credit support to import fuel to Sri Lanka in defeating the current economic challenges.

“Further I humbly made a request to restart Aeroflot operations in Sri Lanka. We unanimously agreed that strengthening bilateral relations in sectors such as tourism, trade and culture was paramount in reinforcing the friendship our two nations share,” he added.

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