This photo shows Sri Lankan opposition officials meeting with Russian diplomats -- not IMF

Published on 25/06/2022 at 04:22

Shortly after bankrupt Sri Lanka began talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an image was repeatedly shared in Facebook and WhatsApp posts that criticised the behaviour of the island nation's officials during the meeting. But the photo has been shared in a misleading context: it has circulated in reports about a meeting between a group of Sri Lankan opposition officials and Russian diplomats -- not the IMF delegation.