Food and fuel shortages have caused prices to soar. Inflation is now as high as 30%. Power outages, lack of medicines have brought the health system to the brink of collapse. Food prices in Sri Lanka started rising at the end of 2021, and people are now paying at least 30% more for food than they did a year ago.
Many people can't even guarantee three meals a day. Beginning in early April, demonstrations broke out in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, to protest industry email list against rising prices and shortages of supplies. The scale of protests continued to expand and gradually spread to all parts of the country. Much of the popular anger over the economic crisis has been directed at President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, former Prime Minister Mahinda.
Protesters also raided the homes of prominent politicians, including the family of the ruling President Rajapaksa. The protests led to the resignations of Rajapaksa and his brother, former Prime Minister Mahinda, and a number of oth