State of Emergency Declared in Sri Lanka Amid Ongoing Crisis

Sri Lanka's worsening economic situation is nowhere to stop and the ongoing protest indicates further instability.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency from midnight in Sri Lanka.

A massive economic crisis has crippled the island nation with external debt.

Security forces now have sweeping powers for the second time in five weeks to deal with escalating anti-government protests.

Months of blackouts and acute shortages of food, fuel and pharmaceuticals have caused widespread suffering across the island nation.

Public anger has sparked sustained protests demanding the government's resignation over its mismanagement of the crisis.

Source: NDTV