The government engaged in handling its power in the face of the escalating economic crisis. Under the guise of the current corona epidemic, it is clear how the government will continue to exercise its control at their will. The epidemic has also been used as an easy tactic to quell rising anti-government protests. Government used current epidemic tactically to pass the 20th Amendment to the constitution. The power of this amendment has created the strength to continue the anti-people activities that the government continues to carry out.
The unfavorable signs of the hastily passed ‘Port City Act’ are now shining. It is clear how it has become a threat to regional geopolitics. According to the media, a background that is detrimental to the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan people and the country is being created under this act. This marks the beginning of a series of long – term adverse effects. Newly formed Selendiva has paved the way for a project to sell the country’s economic and cultural resources to private entrepreneurs. Plans have been launched to make the economic heartland of the Sri Lankan people a victim of racketeers.
The false nature of oil price stabilization is being exposed to the public. The attempt to cover up the nakedness of the government has come to the fore as a clash between the Petroleum Minister and the Pohottu party. It is said that the price stabilization fund set up as a tactic to prevent the rise in oil prices had tens of millions of rupees. Despite the stabilization of oil prices, there has been no definite disclosure of what happened to this fund. Rising oil prices have pushed the lives of entire people affected by the corona epidemic to the brink of poverty.
It is not possible to determine the economic, social and environmental damage caused by the ‘Express Pearl’ naval accident. From the time the ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka to the present day, it appears that the statements made by the responsible persons have been nonsense. At a time when the country has fallen into a precipice, the public was ridiculed by a minister coming forward to talk about compensation for the shipwreck. According to environmentalists and marine ecologists, ‘catastrophe caused by a maritime accident has long-term adverse effects that cannot be logged for compensation purposes.
Approaching green eco-agriculture is an appropriate step. There are a number of values connected to this. This voice is also heard in some farmers’ agitations. But there are a number of factors that have led to a number of protests island-wide in the run-up to this operation. Criticisms arise about not giving sufficient awareness and time to the farming community for an agriculture free from the use of chemical fertilizers and agro-fertilizers.
It is rumored that the economic crisis faced by the government has caused such a situation. Against this backdrop, the media also published about the illegal stockpiling of fertilizer stocks and the sale of fertilizers at high prices. Some campaigns have suggested that there is a deliberate intention to sell farmlands that has become barren due to a lack of agrochemicals to private entrepreneurs. It is said that there are plans to import organic fertilizer from abroad. The Sri Lanka Agrarian Association states that it is harmful to resort to such projects irrespective of the environmental conditions of the island.
People’s lives were paralyzed by the introduction of the concept of ‘life with the corona’ as a cover-up of the weakness of the covid repression project. Manufacturing, tourism, transportation and distribution collapsed. The power of politicians emerged in the anti-epidemic operation, suppressing specialist and community health services. Injustice related to this has occurred in several places in the island. The gap between community health services and civilian life has been difficult to bridge through legal and military intervention. The quote ‘a society free of corona’ was overshadowed by such activities.
Tens of thousands of private sector workers have lost their jobs as a result of the epidemic. The income of many self-employed people were eliminated. Strategies to control the corona epidemic by vaccination deviated from the previous recommendations of the World Health Organization. The confusion of this project has decided the fate of the whole society.
Although the public outcry against these expansions has been overshadowed by the covid epidemic, the discourse emanating through various publication media continues to rise in the community. Social media is at the forefront and laws have been put in place to curb these communications. This nature is contrary to the right to speech and expression enshrined in the Constitution. This is an indication of mass repression against the people of this country. As the dreaded face of persecution and repression pervades society, the compassionate mission to liberate criminals, fraudsters and the corrupt has begun. .
The debt burden, the foreign reserve deficit, and the continued rise in the value of the dollar are all sharp economic downturns. Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that the worst financial crisis in the country’s economy has arisen. The nature of the crisis is such that the government is tempted to borrow even from Bangladesh. It remains to be seen whether the current liberal economic strategies will be effective in overcoming this massive crisis.
The role of Ranil Wickremesinghe, who became the vacant UNP MP, shows that he is close to this statement. He says it is appropriate to turn to the International Monetary Fund as a solution to the current recession. However, the aperture of the widening economic crisis cannot be easily erased. The consequences of this catastrophe have already fallen on the heads of the people.