Sri Lankan troops fired to contain the riots at gas stations, officials said on Sunday that unprecedented lines of gasoline and diesel were seen throughout the bankruptcy nation.
According to military spokesman Niransa Premalatne, military spokesman Niransa Premalatne said military spokesman Niransa Premalatne was 365 kilometers north of Colombo (228) on Saturday night. A mile) fired at Bisbamadu because the guards were covered in stone.
“A group of 20-30 people threw stones and damaged military trucks,” Premalatne told AFP.
Police said four civilians and three soldiers were injured when the army first fired to calm the anxieties associated with the worsening economic crisis.
When the pump ran out of gas, the driver began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with the army, police said.
Sri Lanka has been hit by the worst economic crisis since independence and cannot find the money to import essentials such as food, fuel and medicines.
The country’s population of 22 million has endured a serious shortage of supplies and long queues, but President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resisted the call to resign from mismanagement for months.
Sri Lanka has deployed armed police and troops to protect the fuel station.
A driver was shot dead by police in the center of Rambuccana in April when a clash over the distribution of gasoline and diesel occurred.
Police said driver-involved clashes occurred in three locations over the weekend. At least six police officers were injured and seven drivers were arrested in a single collision.
The government has declared that state agencies and schools will be closed for two weeks to reduce commuting in poor countries and save on depleted fuel stocks.
The country is also facing record high inflation and long-term power outages, all of which have been responsible for months of protest.
Four out of five people in Sri Lanka started skipping meals because they couldn’t afford to eat, the United Nations said.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has begun distributing food vouchers to approximately 2,000 pregnant women in Colombo’s “poorly serviced” areas as part of Thursday’s “lifesaving assistance.”
WFP seeks to raise $ 60 million for food relief efforts between June and December.
Sri Lanka defaulted on $ 51 billion in April and is in talks with the International Monetary Fund for relief.