Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned of food shortage in Sri Lanka. He said that till the next sowing season, we will arrange enough fertilizers to increase the yield of the crops. So that the food demand for 22 million (22 million) population of the country can be met. In April last year, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa banned all chemical fertilisers. This decision resulted in a huge reduction in crop yields. Later the government withdrew its decision, but by then it was too late.
Protests intensify against Rajapaksa government
Protests against the Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka intensified on Friday. The protesters are camping outside the Parliament and the Rashtrapati Niwas. The police chased them by lathi charge, in some places the police also fired tear gas shells. People in Sri Lanka are troubled by the energy crisis. In Colombo, people were seen queuing for the supply of LPG on the streets.
People standing in queue for many days
Some people have queued up for 3 days hoping to buy LPG for their families. He told that the government is giving 200 cylinders daily, while hundreds of people are engaged in the queue. Standing in a queue waiting for cooking gas, Shajli says that how can we cook food without gas, without kerosene. In a few days we will start dying of hunger.