Sri Lanka’s economic crisis hits trade ties with India
28 July 2022 | 2:04 pm
Economic instability has Indian investors and exporters worried about receiving payments. The Indian government is doing what it can to help keep essential goods moving.
Sri Lanka is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history, with fuel shortages bringing the country to a standstill. Many are now convinced leaving is their only option.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreed to resign on Saturday. Opposition parties are rushing to replace them with a coalition.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will leave his post after crowds stormed his official residence. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also agreed to resign, with protesters also breaching his home and setting it on fire.
Lawmakers are set to pick a new president on July 20 after Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to step down. A financial and economic crisis have thrown the country into political turmoil.
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Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency after President Rajapaksa and his wife fled to the Maldives hours before he was due to resign. Protesters also stormed the prime minister's office, calling for his resignation.
Sri Lanka's political crisis is hitting the country's citizens hard. Inflation has people skipping meals, as food prices soar. And fuel has become a scarce and prohibitively expensive commodity.
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Amid the economic and political turmoil in Sri Lanka, experts say the country's Tamil minority, who paid a heavy price during the civil war, feel victimized all over again. Some are fleeing to Tamil Nadu in India.
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