India rushes food, medicine to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s 22 million people have been forced to endure prolonged daily blackouts and galloping inflation that has strained household budgets. – EPA pic, June 24, 2022.

SRI Lanka accepted a rice and pharmaceuticals shipment from India today, as the island nation battles an unprecedented economic crisis that has left supermarket shelves and pharmacy cabinets empty.

A critical shortage of foreign currency has left it unable to pay for enough imported food, fuel and medicines to meet demand since the end of last year, causing widespread hardship.

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