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Former Sri Lankan cricketer hands out tea, snacks for people waiting for essentials

The island nation has been witnessing protests and riots since March

roshanmahanamaf Roshan Mahanama | Twitter

Former Sri Lankan Cricketer  Roshan Mahanama teamed up with a local non-profit organisation to serve refreshments to citizens waiting in long queues for petrol in the country facing economic crisis.

Mahanama took to the streets to aid people waiting in queues for everyday essentials. He was seen serving tea and buns to those waiting.

The country has been facing its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948.

Having depleted its foreign exchange reserves, the country has been struggling to import fuel, food and medicines.

In a tweet on June 18, Roshan Mahanama wrote, “We served tea and buns with the team from Community Meal Share this evening for the people at the petrol queues around Ward Place and Wijerama mawatha. The queues are getting longer by the day and there will be many health risks to people staying in queues."

He further wrote, “Please, look after each other in the fuel queues. Bring adequate fluid and food and if you’re not well please, reach out to the closest person next to you and ask for support or call 1990. We need to look after each other during these difficult times.”

The island nation has been witnessing protests and riots since March.

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