As Americans feel the pressure of rising living costs and skyrocketing inflation, there is something that must be remembered – it could always be worse.
Sri Lanka, a developing island nation, located in South Asia, is ablaze with protests as the country’s left-wing government, has plunged it into one of the worst recessions the country has experienced in 74 years.
Food, gas and electricity are starting to become so prized, angry mobs are not afraid to take on armed police and army personnel who have been stationed around the country at local gas stations.
One incident recently left protestors and army personnel guarding a gas station that has run out of gas, wounded and dead.
Schools have been shut and other government agencies and public sector workers have been sent home for at least a two-week period, to try to slow the ever-depleting fuel stores.
The United Nations has said that Sri Lanka will soon be in the grips of a “dire humanitarian crisis” and the World Food Program is struggling to get food supplies to everyone that needs it – at least four out of every five Sri Lankan must skip a meal because they simply cannot afford to buy more food.
Then there is the issue of if they did have the money, there is nothing to buy anyway.
It may seem like a far away place, but what is happening in Sri Lanka, could definitely happen here in America – it will just take longer. We are already seeing it begin to happen now.