Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since its independence. From food crisis to fuel crisis, there is also a crisis. As a result, the Sri Lankan government has been forced to close its offices and schools from next week to address the fuel crisis. The Sri Lankan government has announced that schools and offices will be closed from next week. At the same time, it has been said that government employees will not come to the office from Monday. The government has taken this decision due to acute shortage of fuel. People working in the health sector will continue to work in the office, according to the home ministry. Apart from this, long holidays are being announced for employees involved in non-emergency services. Sri Lanka’s total foreign debt is $ 51 billion.
The Sri Lankan Ministry of Education has announced that all government, semi-government and private schools in the city of Colombo will be closed from next week and teachers will teach online. In addition, to alleviate the food crisis, government officials involved in the agricultural sector have been given one week off for the next three months.
Long queues for fuel
Sri Lanka is under intense pressure to seek foreign exchange for imports as fuel stocks plummet. Its impact on its economy is becoming apparent. People can be seen standing in lines for hours waiting for their turn for fuel.
Due to the power cut, the condition of the people became dire
The current cash-strapped government earlier this week approved a number of measures, including imposing a 2.5 per cent social contribution tax on companies based on their turnover and declaring Friday a holiday for most public sector employees. At the same time, the plight of the people of Sri Lanka is deteriorating due to power cuts. They are facing the devastation of a 13-hour cut every day. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that about 5 million of the country’s 220 million people could be directly affected by food shortages.