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Sri Lanka in food crisis amid tight COVID-19 lockdown

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Colombo, Sep 15 (EFE/EPA).- Sri Lanka continued Wednesday under the state of food emergency with a shortage of essential food items across the country amid tight COVID-19 lockdown.The Sri Lankan government imposed emergency regulations under the Public Security Ordinance on Aug. 31 to curtail sky rocketing prices of essential food items.The Island’s Consumer Affairs Authority launched raids on black market retailers and acquired some food stocks by traders and food importers. (Camera: CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE).SHOT LIST: PEOPLE AWAIT THEIR TURN TO PURCHASE ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS IN SHORT SUPPLY INCLUDING RICE AND SUGAR FROM THE STATE-RUN RETAIL SALES OUTLET IN COLOMBO, SRI LANKA AND OFFICIALS FROM SRI LANKA’S CONSUMER AFFAIRS AUTHORITY (CAA) INSPECTS SAMPLE OF RICE AND SUGAR AT WHOLESALE CENTER AND WAREHOUSE IN COLOMBO, SRI LANKA.

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