#SriLanka declares economic emergency | Inside Story

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Everyday life for people in Sri Lanka has become a major challenge.
Essentials like food, medicine and fuel are much more expensive -- and that's if they're even available.
The pandemic and a recession are being blamed.
And a dramatic fall in the value of Sri Lankan rupee, is making things worse.
The island nation depends largely on imports for its food, and a weaker currency means they're now costlier.
The government has announced an economic emergency to ease the burden for millions of families.
But the Opposition is calling them drastic and exaggerated.

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