Sri Lanka is collapsing. No gas, electricity, starvation etc. Now they are rioting and the military is shooting people. With fuel, food, power and even water scarcity becoming a real threat too many Americans, we all need to prepare to whether whatever is coming our way.
Sri Lanka’s military opened fire to contain rioting at a fuel station, officials said Sunday as masses gathered for petrol and diesel all across the bankrupt country.
Troops fired in Visuvamadu, 228 miles north of Colombo, on Saturday night as their guard point was hit with stones, army spokesman Nilantha Premaratne said.
“A group of 20 to 30 people pelted stones and damaged an army truck,” Premaratne told AFP.
Sri Lanka is suffering its worst economic crisis since independence, with the country unable to find dollars to import essentials, including food, fuel and medicines.
The country’s 22 million population has been suffering shortages and long lines for scarce supplies while President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has for months resisted calls to step down over mismanagement.
The government declared a two-week shutdown of state institutions and schools to reduce commuting and conserve depleting fuel stocks. The country is also facing record high inflation and lengthy power blackouts, all of which have contributed to months of protests.
Four out of five people in Sri Lanka have started skipping meals as they cannot afford to eat, the UN has said, warning of a looming “dire humanitarian crisis” with millions in need of aid.
Sri Lanka defaulted on its $51 billion foreign debt in April, and is in talks with the International Monetary Fund for a bailout.
'National strike and demonstration of 80,000 people in #Bruxelles against the rising cost of living. Inflation in Belgium has reached 9% its highest level for 40 years, with a 57% increase in the price of energy and more than 6% for food' https://t.co/LOQP55GO4J
— ChaSea (@itellsya) June 20, 2022
Meanwhile, you can expect more people to start protesting inflation across European nations and will spread to Mexico and North America…