“On March 23, the Indian Coast Guard rescued 6 Sri Lankan nationals who allegedly tried to enter the country illegally. Three of the six are children. According to officials, The Sri Lankans attempted to land at Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu but the man who brought them here illegally forced them to disembark and left them stranded on a sand dune. According to reports, One of the Sri Lankans claimed they were trying to enter India because of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Increasing prices of essential goods was making it difficult to manage the situation back home. But they are not the only few. Millions of Sri Lankans are currently living under uncertainty amid the nosediving economic conditions. The economic crisis is so severe that the country even cancelled School Exams Due to Shortage of Printing Paper. The island nation has been hit by unemployment and is seeing a shortage of food. Prices of essential items like milk and bread are soaring, causing panic in Tamil families. Many believe they have no choice but to take illegal ferries to escape the economic crisis.
In a frightening event over the weekend, two men collapsed and died while waiting in different lines to buy petrol, according to the police, local media reported. The government ordered the forces to prevent violence from erupting at gas stations on Tuesday, March 22, when spontaneous protests erupted among vehicle owners queuing for gas.
But the question is what exactly is happening in Sri Lanka? What is this economic crisis? and how did it come to this stage? Arti Ghargi Explains.
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