13 May 2022

Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie - Unrest in Sri Lanka

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 13 May 2022

Protesters hold banners and placards during a demonstration against the surge in prices and shortage of fuel and other essential commodities in Colombo on April 1, 2022. Photo: AFP or licensors Civil unrest continues in Sri Lanka, with protesters calling for president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign, as the country faces a severe economic crisis, with food and fuel running out and astronomical prices. The president has so far ignored these demands. His brother, the PM, quit earlier this week under mounting pressure. And in the Philippines, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has so far dominated the country's presidential election results . Elizabeth Beattie is a is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Tokyo