Recently, the economic crisis in Sri Lanka forced the country’s government to officially declare a default on its external debts. Additionally, the current economic crisis further worsened against the backdrop of Covid-19. In particular, the country has been in a political crisis for several months. Fuel, food, and medical shortages have forced people to take to the streets. In fact, due to dissatisfaction with the economic policies of the president and government, protests by the local population intensified.
To specify, there were several attempts to storm the prime minister’s residence in Colombo. Protesters burned cars and buses, smashed windows, and threw various objects at law enforcement officers. The country of 22 million is under an indefinite curfew. Moreover, the army and police were granted broad additional powers, including detaining and interrogating people without an arrest warrant. This is in addition to searching private property and cars.
Amid the protests, President Rajapaksa’s elder brother, who served as prime minister, resigned. The country is currently negotiating a transitional government that would include all parties. Still, the protesters intend to seek the resignation of President Gotabai Rajapaksa.
Accordingly, Real Research launched a survey to gauge the public opinion on the situation in Sri Lanka. For instance, is the public aware of the crisis and protests in this country? If so, what do they think the government should do to bring Sri Lanka out of crisis? Also, has the Russia and Ukraine situation influenced the crisis in Sri Lanka, or is it just the aftermath of Covid-19?
Hence, hurry and answer the survey on the protests and crisis in Sri Lanka on the Real Research app from May 26, 2022. After that, you will receive 12 TNC as a reward.
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