A number of medicines and medical items that are required by chronically ill patients are in shortage in the market due to the worsening economic crisis.
Once we had an uncle who told us that it was his second plate of rice after four months. Another one said he had a piece of chicken after three months,” Akash Moses recalled while behind him the daily operations of the Rajagiriya Community Kitchen run by the Voice For Voiceless Foundation were in full swing. “Then there was this homeless community in Kamachchode in Negombo. The people there thanked us for the food and thanked us for having a meal with them when everyone else have alienated them.
It is a cruel irony when the tea plantation workers have had a cup of milk tea as a luxury item. But with its economy in complete meltdown, many of the estate workers of the Argyle estate in Hatton have had to ration even their daily cups of tea.
Sri Lanka’s once lauded free public health system, is now crippled by the economic crisis. Here’s what happened.
Last week, the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union temporarily called off a planned strike in protest of — among other things — the handing over of the country’s wind and solar power resources to the Adani Group without following the standard competitive bidding process.
Going off-grid is the perfect solution to the current crisis in the country,” Naleem Deen (47), a resident of Hunupitiya, can power his house using hybrid batteries and solar power panels for two days — without having to depend on the national electricity grid that supplies the electricity. “I don’t have to depend on the Electricity Board at all. That’s why it’s called off-grid. My electricity bill for the month is almost zero,” he said.
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