People queue to buy kerosene in Colombo on Thursday. Retail inflation in Sri Lanka jumped to 9.9 per cent in November, a 12-year high. Photo: AFP
People queue to buy kerosene in Colombo on Thursday. Retail inflation in Sri Lanka jumped to 9.9 per cent in November, a 12-year high. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan grapple with rising prices as new Omicron variant threatens to sweep South Asia

  • Food shortages and a looming economic crisis in Sri Lanka mean only India, China or the IMF can come to its aid
  • Pakistan’s opposition parties say people are reeling from ‘back-breaking inflation’ and in New Delhi, watchman Arvind Thakur can no longer afford tomatoes

People queue to buy kerosene in Colombo on Thursday. Retail inflation in Sri Lanka jumped to 9.9 per cent in November, a 12-year high. Photo: AFP
People queue to buy kerosene in Colombo on Thursday. Retail inflation in Sri Lanka jumped to 9.9 per cent in November, a 12-year high. Photo: AFP
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