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Al Jazeera – Inside Story: Sri Lanka declares economic emergency 

10/09/2021

Sep 5, 2021

Everyday life for people in Sri Lanka has become a major challenge. Essentials like food, medicine and fuel are much more expensive — and that’s if they’re even available. The pandemic and a recession are being blamed. And a dramatic fall in the value of Sri Lankan rupee, is making things worse. The island nation depends largely on imports for its food, and a weaker currency means they’re now costlier. The government has announced an economic emergency to ease the burden for millions of families. But the Opposition is calling them drastic and exaggerated.

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