Sri Lanka's economic crisis explodes: Protests continue over power cuts, food shortage | WION

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis explodes, Rajapaksa Government in disarray as crisis deepens. Streets of the island nation go dark as food & fuel run out. Protestors call on the President to resign.

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  1. its the curse of tamil innocent killing..let them suffer as karma is boomerang.. no one can't escape from their cruel deeds

  2. All the governments have been working on commis. The government have declared that Minimum salary for a Sri lankan is 33 US dollers. But price of Gas syllinder is 13 US dollers for a month. Isn' this a crisis?

  3. Every citizen of a nation should take a serious look at the activities of elected politicians and raise it if they deviate from the norm. Never outsource anything to elected reps.

  4. Simple solution.
    Instead of one big country China, invite many countries in more than one sector
    2 develop export hubs exclusively
    3 ensure food and fuel safety with concrete and guaranteed agreements
    4 pick up 10 sectors each 5 with diversified portfolio and develop intensely to cater to nearby countries to avoid logistic costs
    5 become tax heaven with sound financial policy like Vanuatu.
    6 Max to Max imports be pegged to exports to save foreign exchange.

    These minimum steps backed by good planing can save Lanka in one year

  5. There is always just one cause of crises like this: capitalist greed in the financial exploitation of the poor.

  6. Amd the russo ukraine war is going to affect the majority of world too… russia and ukraine biggest wheat exporters

  7. This report forgot to mention Mr. Ranil Wickramasingha the so called opposition leader of wisdom who did the biggest bank hiest in Sri Lankan history. He to gether with his friend Arajun Mahendran robbed the central bank by insider trading and got away with the help of the Rajapaksas. "They all scratch their own backs".
    Moreover, the infamous Arajun Mahendran of the last government which the former prime minister Ranil was part of ( also a school friend of his) , is known to be living in Singapore away from extradition laws and also has changed his name to "Arajun Singh" the last time the Sri Lankans heard of him after the infamous million dollar bond scam through insider trading. Mind you insider trading is illegal in Sri Lanka as other countries.
    So if you think that there is better hope for the future with the opposition, you are mislead by media. Most if not all the opposition which are branches to the former UNP & SLFP are corrupt to the brim. Some minority parties may come up with new ideas but they still don't seem to be genuinely tested. The last two occasions when people voted they, particularly the young believed in a fresh start and looked for a certain future. But know I really don't know? Everyone has lost faith in the system.

  8. Sri lanka must follow bharath guide lines any new govt for the betterment of sri lanka arrest all rajapaksha's family

  9. Yeah, that family won't survive past 3 years. Food shortage and shortage of energy to cook food. Not withstanding other shortages. Yeah, this can only end in blood.

  10. Proud to be an Indian at this moment, no offense but this shows u should value ur country and ur political leaders who are working hard to keep u safe and this also shows what can happen if u provide things like electricity and water for free for a very long time, i hope Kejriwal sir learn something from this and than take their future decisions wisely

  11. It's a lesson for all of us. Many Indian states would go bankrupt if it had not been the part of India. Our leaders promise freebies and people fall for it. We have seen that in recent Punjab elections.

  12. WOW…… Nobody noticed the racism in this documentary. Majority of Sri lankans are Sinhalese AND, WION couldn't find one single Sinhalese to interview,. You scumbags. Next time do a documentary on "Indian Governments disgusting political moves in Sri Lanka" It's not just china, its india too.

  13. Very sad about this!!

    Result of family controlled politics!!

    Hope the rajapaksas are arrested and their assets seized to pay off the loans…

  14. dangerous was the "woke" girl with the American accent thinking she knows best. Cancel culture will kill that country right now.

  15. World banks/ central Bankers and hedge funds are the Vultures. Not actually political or geographic it's just a few Bankers, hedge, funds and the people, media, and politicians who do their bidding. We are already under a world domination. The New world order has begun.

  16. Bangladesh and Nepal next in the line… Bangladesh is taking money from China like its a free flow..

  17. The economic downfall of Sri Lanka happened not just over the last two or three years; it happened in 2015 the moment UNP/Yahapalana came to power!

    Soon after the war was over and the Tamil terrorists were defeated, China entered the scene to help Sri Lanka in its development programs! They were pouring in money and embarked on several projects in the country – mainly in the North and South.

    The former LTTE cadres who surrendered were being rehabilitated and were being given vocational training in several sectors for employment in the projects that were being initiated in the north!

    The southern development was accelerated to create a industrial and commercial hub including for tourism with the new port and airport!
    The economy of the country was heading in an upward trend!

    Then came the threats from the “West” that didn’t want China taking root in SL and were conspiring with Ranil Wickremasinghe and former president Chandrika Kumaranatunga to topple the government!

    Ranil W knew he would lose a record umpteenth time if he contested for presidency in 2015 – so Chandrika K nominated through the SLFP, for a totally incapable person named Sirisena from the SLFP to be a common candidate for presidency – on the agreement that Ranil will be appointed PM and he will be in control – and Sirisena was just going to be a puppet!

    Soon after UNP/ Yahapalana candidate Sirisena won and Ranil became PM, the first thing that Ranil did was kick out the Chinese and stop all development projects initiated by them! China then stopped the money flow; development projects stalled; people lost jobs – especially in the north and south!

    Then came the big blow – the Central Bank scam planned and executed by Ranil and Mahendran – and the stolen money all ending up in Singapore!

    At this stage the people realized who the rogues were! Finally, in 2020 the UNP candidate was defeated and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa came to power!

    Unfortunately, in addition to the loss of development projects, jobs, money scammed by the Central Bank heist, the county was affected by COVID (the whole world was) – and that affected Sri Lanka’s biggest money earner, tourism!

    These are the three main factors that contributed to the country’s economic collapse!

    Moreover, the western money lenders have been trying to squeeze the government to enact the 13th amendment which would give more powers to the minorities to control more than a third of the country, if they were to agree to provide a bailout, which the government had not been in favor of!

    In hindsight, it would have been fruitful if the government had at an earlier stage, before the economy was heading towards a downturn, dissolved the government and called for a snap election or invited the opposition to join the government!

    Unfortunately, the political parties in the country are not interested in the country or it’s people, but to come into power at any cost – even by instigating riots and creating anarchy!

  18. As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled. For all these things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, epidemics, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. And you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. Then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. And many false prophets will rise and will deceive many. Because iniquity will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:3‭-14 MEV

    (Obs: From the beginning of the tribulation to the end, which takes 7 years, and near the end, the gospel will be preached to the whole world, which would be impossible without technology of global communication.)

    “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you know that its desolation has drawn near. Luke 21:20 MEV

    “So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place,(…) Matthew 24:15 MEV

    “His armies shall rise up and desecrate the sanctuary fortress. They shall abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination that makes desolate. Daniel 11:31 MEV

    “From the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Daniel 12:11 MEV

    (Obs: These events will take place after the construction of the third temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.)

    (…)then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. Let him who is in the field not return to take his clothes. Woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse in those days! Pray that your escape will not be in the winter or on the Sabbath. For then will be great tribulation, such as has not happened since the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. “Unless those days were shortened, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:16‭-22 MEV

    There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Luke 21:25-26 MEV

    (Obs: In the age of technology, men know what is happening on the inhabited earth, no longer are they limited by local information.)

    “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, ‘the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.’ “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. Matthew 24:29‭-31 MEV

    (Obs: This is the sixth seal of the book of Revelation, the signs of the sixth seal match the signs of Matthew 24:29-30, the sixth seal is when the rapture happens; before the great tribulation, before the seven trumpets.)

    When these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28 MEV

    Because you have kept My word of patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which shall come upon the entire world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Revelation 3:10 MEV

    (Obs: Rapture before the time of temptation, which will be the government of the antichrist during the great tribulation.)

    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 MEV

    (Obs: Rapture.)

    For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:38‭-‬39 MEV

    (Obs: People will not be eating and drinking and marrying during the great tribulation, therefore, rapture will happen before the great tribulation, when people are still distracted.)

    When they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 MEV

    (Obs: Sudden destruction near the rapture.)

    Two will be in the field; one will be taken, and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and the other left. Matthew 24:40‭-41 MEV

    (Obs: Rapture.)

    Know this first, that there shall come scoffers in the last days who walk after their own lusts, and say, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things have continued as they were since the beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 3:3‭-4 MEV

    (Obs: Apostasy of the last days, when more and more men are denying God and going after their own sinful desires.)

    But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat. The earth also and the works that are in it will be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10 MEV

    (Obs: The destructions that will happen after the rapture, just as the days of Sodom and Gomorrah; the righteous are rescued and the judgements are poured upon the wicked. "like a thief in the night" means it will happen when you do not expect. "heavens will pass away" means the sky will vanish as a scroll that is being rolled up, which is mentioned in Revelation 6:14.)

    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52 MEV

    (Obs: People around the world have been hearing trumpets from the sky in different times, it has been happening for a few years. When the last trumpet sound, the redeemed will be rescued and the great tribulation will begin.)

    He causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one may buy or sell, except he who has the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16‭-17 MEV

    (Obs: In the last days, no one will be able to buy or sell without a mark from the government/beast of the antichrist, which will take place during the great tribulation, which is at the door.)

    But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4 MEV

    (Obs: In the last days, many will travel to many places and knowledge will be increased.)

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 MEV

    Behold, the King of kings is coming soon, repent now of all your sins — get away from all sins — and abide in the only Savior and Lord Jesus the Christ (Yeshua, the Messiah) with all your heart, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

  19. Educated people should step in to make a more diverse knowledge based economy. In its 100 year history of higher education, professionals have contributed nothing to the economy, worse they join with the politicians to rob the very people who funded their free education. The dollars are brought in by blue collar workers like housemaids and the rupee rich use the dollars to buy luxuries which has become a burden on country's foreign account balance

  20. Being Thamizhan I wont blame Rajapakshars Because they are face of Sinhalese Mindset who voted by them amd Supported them during 2009 war . Its the karma of Singala Buddist majority peoples.


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