Sri Lanka’s parliament adjourns till May 17 as protesters gather outside.
Written by News Room on May 7, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Speaker of Parliament on Friday suspended parliamentary sessions till May 17 as protesters gathered outside the building calling on lawmakers to find a solution to the ongoing economic crisis.
Security was heightened in the area and some lawmakers told a News agency that they were unable to immediately leave the parliament premises due to the tense situation outside.
Sri Lanka has been plunged into weeks of political instability and economic crisis stemming from a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a shortage in essential supplies such as fuel, food and medicines.