New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern seeking advice on Sri Lanka crisis

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern seeking advice on Sri Lanka crisis

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern seeking advice on Sri Lanka crisis

Written by Staff Writer

07 Apr, 2022 | 2:34 pm

(New Zealand) Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Sri Lanka is experiencing an incredibly tumultuous period as island-wide protests continue amid an economic crisis.

Economic blunders have been compounded by the pandemic, resulting in soaring inflation and a shortage of food, fuel, and medical supplies.

“In terms of the foreign policy implications for New Zealand that’s where I am looking to receive an additional briefing over the coming 24 hours from the ministry,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

New Zealand Sri Lankans are signing a petition calling for the NZ Government to condemn the actions of the Sri Lankan leadership.

When asked if she condemned Sri Lanka’s leadership, Ardern stopped short but acknowledged the growing frustration of the Sri Lankan people.

“It is a very tumultuous time politically and domestically in Sri Lanka,” she said.

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