Pakistan assures support to help SL overcome crisis


Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki, has assured that his Government will extend its fullest support to the Sri Lankan Government to overcome the current economic crisis.

He gave this assurance to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at the President’s House in Colombo, on Friday (17).

The High Commissioner said that the close and multilateral relations between the two countries as well as the political, trade, cultural, security, and development cooperation will be further strengthened.

President Rajapaksa thanked the Government of Pakistan for awarding scholarships for higher education to Sri Lankan students as well as sending selected medicinal drugs as humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka.

The President briefed the High Commissioner on Sri Lanka’s current economic crisis. The High Commissioner further said that the Government of Pakistan would provide assistance to overcome the current situation and he anticipates that Sri Lanka would return to normalcy soon.