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Economic Crisis: Sri Lanka President Reiterates call for political consensus to deal with challenges

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday (May 1) reiterated his call for a political consensus to deal with the challenges faced by the country during Economic crises, local media reported.

In a message to mark the International Worker's Day, President Rajapaksa said, "Bearing the responsibility of creating a better future for the people of this country, as the Head of State and on behalf of the people, I invited the leaders of all political parties to work together. Each second, our goal is to find solutions to existing crises by resorting to methods that can alleviate the suffering of the people."

President further said that in the past three years, the working class has faced the most serious challenges in the country and they are also the ones who made great commitments to strengthen the economy. The government is taking various approaches to liberate the people from this situation and alleviate the oppressive nature of the situation. The loss of foreign exchange has created many issues. Managing all these factors is the way to solve the issues.