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Sri Lankans demand president resigns amid nation’s worst economic crisis in 70 years

South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post
Protests continue in Sri Lanka with many demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amid a deepening economic crisis that has seen inflation reach an all-time high. The nationwide inflation rate was 45.3 per cent in May 2022 according to the most recent data, as Sri Lanka struggles with its worst economic situation since its independence in 1948. The island nation of 22 million people is running short of fuel, food, cooking gas and medicine as schools and government services…

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