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Sri Lanka Seeking US$ 3 Billion in Months to Stave Off Crisis

Minggu, 10 April 2022 | 17:17 WIB
Sri Lanka Seeking US$ 3 Billion in Months to Stave Off Crisis

ILUSTRASI. Sri Lanka will need about US$ 3 billion in external assistance within the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Anastasia Lilin Yuliantina

KONTAN.CO.ID - COLOMBO. Sri Lanka will need about US$ 3 billion in external assistance within the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items, including fuel and medicines, to manage a severe economic crisis. Its finance minister told Reuters on Saturday.

The island nation of 22 million people, has been hit by prolonged power cuts, with drugs, fuel and other items running short. Bringing angry protesters out on the streets and putting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa under mounting pressure.

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