Sri Lanka's 22 pc population is facing food security issues

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Sri Lanka's 22 pc population is facing food security issues

 Colombo : The political and economic crises in Sri Lanka have hit about 22 percent of the population, which is facing food security issues. The United Nations Organisation has stated that more than 6 million people are facing problems getting their meals twice a day.

UNO local representative Hanaa Singer has appealed to carry out the change of government in a peaceful manner. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapksa was forced to resign after violent demonstrations by the people. Singer stated that 22 per cent of Sri Lankan citizens suffering from food security issues need support. A proposal of $470 million for the most affected 1.7 million people has been submitted.

Meanwhile, the resignation letter of Gotabaya was read out in Parliament by General Secretary Dhammika Dasnayake. The new president is likely to be elected on July 20. After 1978, the Presiden will be elected by a secret ballot vote by the members of parliament and not directly by the people. The new President will hold the position till 2024, when the term of the President currently held by Gotabaya expires.