SL economic crisis : Australian cricket stars launch appeal

    Touring Australian cricketers have joined the appeal for humanitarian aid for Sri Lanka currently facing a severe economic crisis.

    The cricketers have joined hands with the United Nations team in Sri Lanka and non-governmental organizations that launched a joint Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) Plan today.

    The programme calls for US$47.2 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving assistance to Sri Lanka over a four-month period from June to September.

    In a video message, Australian cricketers Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc have issued messages raising awareness of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.

    Those willing to assist can do so by making donations via the following link: