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

Topic |   Sri Lanka
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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