Sri Lanka Crisis: Sri Lanka surrounded by economic crisis, to save fuel, the government announced to keep the school-office closed

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Sri lankd Fuel Crisis

Sri lankd Crisis: In recent times, Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since its independence. From food crisis to fuel crisis is deepening here. Due to this, the Sri Lankan government is now forced to close offices and schools from next week to deal with the problem of fuel. The Sri Lankan government has announced the closure of schools and offices from next week. At the same time, it has also been said that government employees will not come to the offices from Monday. The government has taken this decision due to severe shortage of fuel. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, people working in the health sector will continue to work in the office. Apart from these, long holidays are being announced for employees associated with non-emergency services. The total foreign debt of Sri Lanka is $ 51 billion.

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education announced that all government, semi-government and private schools in the city of Colombo will remain closed from next week and teachers will teach online. Apart from these, it has also been approved to give one holiday every week for the next three months to the government officials associated with the agriculture sector to reduce the food crisis.

Long queues for fuel

With fuel stocks depleting sharply, Sri Lanka is under intense pressure to get foreign exchange for imports. Its effect is clearly visible on its economy. People can be seen standing in queues for hours waiting for their turn for fuel.

Outcry due to power cut, cash crunch also deepened

The current cash-strapped government earlier this week approved a slew 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 condition of the people of Sri Lanka is suffering due to power cuts. They are facing the havoc of a cut of 13 hours in a day every day. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that around 5 million people out of the country’s 220 million population could be directly affected by food shortages.