This is stated in an article written by Kolkata resident John Rosario in the Cambodian newspaper ‘Khmer Times’ on Friday (May 20).
According to the article, Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves have dwindled to such an extent that some school examinations have been closed indefinitely due to lack of imported paper. In addition to cooking gas, there has been a shortage of kerosene and petrol.
In his inaugural address to the nation, the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, outlined the important challenges before him. He assured the people of his determination to successfully tackle the crisis.