Sri Lanka’s crisis reaches tipping point

Sri Lanka has been dealing with an economic crisis for months, characterized by a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a scarcity of essentials such as food, fuel and medicines.

May 12, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

The attack on anti-government protesters and the subsequent resignation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 9 has marked a decisive turn in the protests that have been rocking the country for over a month. The economic and political crisis however shows no sign of ending as large sections of population are demanding that president Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign.