Sri Lanka Declared Emergency

INTERNATIONAL

  • The President of Sri Lanka declared a state of Emergency in the economic crisis that hit the country with an immediate effect to protect & maintain the public order in the country.
  • The emergency was declared a day after angry citizens gathered in front of his residence demanding his immediate resignation.
  • The people staged protests as the country is facing a deteriorating economic condition - insufficient supply of fuel, food, medicines and power shortage.
  • The Indian government recently agreed to supply 40000 tonnes of fuel to the island country under a Line of Credit for purchasing petroleum products.

 

  Facts to know:

 

  • President of Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
  • Palk Strait is located between India and Sri Lanka.
  • Formerly known Ceylon changed into Sri Lanka in 1972.
Sri Lanka Declared Emergency
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