This was announced by the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Moscow, Janita Liyanage.

“The previous president of the country asked for a loan for fuel ... his request is still relevant and is being discussed with the Russian government, now we are waiting for a decision from Moscow,” RIA Novosti quotes her.

Liyanage noted that Sri Lanka is slowly recovering from the 2022 fuel and currency crises.

Earlier, Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Levan Dzhagaryan said that Russia plans to help the country's authorities in the construction of two low-power nuclear power plants (LNPPs).