Unemployment and food crises are deep in Sri Lanka. There is wailing all over the country. Food and water prices have risen sharply in the country. Sri Lankan Tamils are now trying to come to India. So far, 16 Sri Lankans have entered India. They entered India as refugees.
Refugees fleeing the country to India say rice has reached Tk 500 per kg in Sri Lankan currency. The price of 400 grams of powdered milk is 790 Tk. The price of one kg of sugar is 290 Tk. The situation is similar to the way people fled during the civil war in 1989.
Two groups of Sri Lankan refugees arrived on the Indian coast on Tuesday. A group of six was coming to the Rameshwar area when the Indian Coast Guard rescued them. The boat capsized on Fourth Island. The refugees are coming from the North Jaffna area of Sri Lanka.
According to a report in The Indian Express, Tamil Nadu police say a deep crisis has erupted in Sri Lanka. That is why the refugees of the country are entering India. There are Tamil-influenced areas in the north of Sri Lanka. This is just the beginning, according to Tamil Nadu Intelligence. Many people will still come from there. According to intelligence, another 2,000 Sri Lankan refugees will soon enter India.
Sri Lanka has run out of foreign exchange reserves. There is no adequate money to bring in emergency supplies.