The poor economic condition of Sri Lanka is also affecting the Indians living there. Until recently, it used to take a month to send them from Sri Lanka to India, but now there is a gap of two months. Due to this it is difficult to get salary on time. The Indians who are doing business there do not have money left to pay salaries to the employees. Despite this dire situation, he is not thinking of leaving Sri Lanka. They are also involved in anti-government protests.
Friday was Good Friday and protesters celebrated outside Rashtrapati Bhavan. A large number of people are camping here. Tight security arrangements have been made outside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Barricades have been put up everywhere. Rashtrapati Bhavan has been completely fortified. Some people are also running signature campaigns here. Despite the high price, many people are also distributing food items here.
The protesters have converted the wall of Rashtrapati Bhavan into a protest wall. There are posters of journalists who have been accused of disappearing and harassing by the government. People are now demanding justice for these journalists also.
The current situation in Sri Lanka has also put Indians living here in trouble. His savings have been exhausted due to the depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee. The bigger problem is that Sri Lankan banks do not have dollars or Indian rupees and Indians working here are unable to send money home. An Indian said during the conversation that he had no direct connection with the political situation in Sri Lanka but had come to protest. He said that he supports the people of Sri Lanka. He said that all the people working with Indians are from Sri Lanka. We are saddened by his condition.