Thursday, 23 September, 2021
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This handout photograph released by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office and taken on Wednesday, shows workers sorting out bags of rice seized from a private warehouse in the eastern city of Polonnaruwa, after Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency last week as most private banks ran out of foreign currency to finance imports of essentials, triggering food shortages.

This handout photograph released by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office and taken on Wednesday, shows workers sorting out bags of rice seized from a private warehouse in the eastern city of Polonnaruwa, after Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency last week as most private banks ran out of foreign currency to finance imports of essentials, triggering food shortages.