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Grafik zeigt die Chronik von Sri Lankas politischer und wirtschaftlicher Krise.


Sri Lanka in der Krise

By Jordi Bou

May 12, 2022 - Sri Lankas größte Oppositionspartei hat sich den Protesten der Regierungsgegner angeschlossen, sie lehnen die Ernennung des neuen Premierministers ab und bestehen darauf, dass der Präsident zurücktritt und die Verantwortung für die Wirtschaftskrise des Landes übernimmt, berichtet Reuters.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed veteran opposition lawmaker Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in a bid to end the crisis, but opposition comments signalled it was not likely to resolve the political and economic crisis.

An economic crisis, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic mismanagement, has drained the country of money to pay for fuel, medicine and other vital supplies, meaning lengthy blackouts and long queues for gasoline. Food prices are soaring.

The Sri Lankan rupee has fallen more than 37 per cent against the dollar this year and food prices in March leapt 30 per cent year on year.

The president’Ns elder brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, quit as prime minister on Monday as violence spiralled and is in hiding in a military base.

PUBLISHED: 13/05/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images