India rushes food, medicine to Sri Lanka

India rushes food, medicine to Sri Lanka

11 days ago

An autorickshaw driver waits in a queue hoping to get fuel near a fuel station in Colombo today. (AP pic)COLOMBO: Sri Lanka accepted a rice and pharmaceutical shipment from neighbouring India today as the island nation battles an unprecedented economic crisis that has left supermarket shelves and pharmacy cabinets empty. A critical shortage of foreign currency has left Sri Lanka unable to pay for enough imported food, fuel and medicines to meet demand since the end of last year, causing widespread hardship.

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