Update – The next couple of months will be the most difficult ones of our lives. We must prepare ourselves to make some sacrifices and face the challenges of this period.

I have no desire to hide the truth and to lie to the public. Although these facts are unpleasant and terrifying, this is the true situation. For a short period, our future will be even more difficult than the tough times that we have passed. We will face considerable challenges and adversity. However, this period will not be long. In the coming months, our foreign allies will assist us. They have already pledged their support. Therefore, we will have to patiently bear the next couple of months. However, we can overcome this situation. Doing so will require taking a new path.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make a special announcement today 6.30pm regarding the economic crisis. All Tv channels to telecast the speech.

“There is a lot to be done and undone. We are prioritizing matters, rest assured they shall be addressed as early as possible. We have managed to get things moving in the last 48 hours. I will provide a full explanation of the financial crisis faced by the country tomorrow (16)” PM Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted.

Fuel: Given the dollar scarcity at banks, we are exploring other options of securing the necessary funds to pay for the coming week’s fuel requirements.

LP Gas: The government has secured payments for an LP Gas consignment which will begin to unload and distribute as early as possible.

Medicine, Food and Fertilizer: At the conclusion of meeting, The World Bank and ADB have pledged support to assist in procuring essentials items.

21st Amendment: This will be taken up for discussion with the Attorney General’s Department May 16 and then be presented to Cabinet for approval.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to address the nation May 16 at 6.30pm. Sources close to Prime Minister’s Office say that the Prime Minister will reveal the true nature of the current crisis in Sri Lanka as well as the steps taken to resolve the crisis.

This is Ranil Wickremesinghe’s first address to the nation after being sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of independent Sri Lanka.