May 20, 2022
"We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
Sri Lanka, with brutal lockdowns, buried 93% of the tourism industry - the third largest source of foreign exchange inflow into the country, and 400,000 jobs.
It also made it as difficult as possible for farmers to work in the field, access to which was blocked by the army, which led to the loss of most of the crop, which is the subject of a whole scientific study:
Then, with a ban on fertilizers under the banner of "sustainable development" in the fight for climate, it finally and completely destroyed private agriculture - despite the fact that it was once completely self-sufficient in providing food.
Then a man-made food crisis as farmers stopped growing their crops :
And all of a sudden…
The country has run out of gasoline, as it is completely imported, and there is no more currency left to buy it. Off the coast are tankers filled with fuel, but are not unloaded, as they are waiting for payment.
… All the started with "just for two weeks to flatten the curve”…
and ended with no food, no gas and no essential drugs -
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