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Appealing to the world for our daily rice


Appealing to the world for our daily rice View(s):The United Nations has now been approached for support to address the emergency needs of the poor and vulnerable amongst the country’s 22 million people on the brink of an acute food shortage. Once called the ‘Granary of the East’, Sri Lanka is also considering tapping the SAARC Food Bank – from the buffer stocks of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Having ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, the Queen is longest-reigning British monarch, third-longest in world history, and was for 20 years, Queen of Ceylon. In Sri Lanka, which just marked its golden jubilee of becoming a Republic while remaining in the Commonwealth – people are lined up for their daily essentials. An avowed believer in the Commonwealth, the Queen frequently visited the former British colonies including Sri Lanka twice (1954 and 1981) during her reign.


Source: Sunday Times June 05, 2022 07:36 UTC



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