Colombo: Supermarkets in the capital city Colombo are rapidly running out of food and other essential commodities.
People have been waiting in line for days to get essentials such as cooking gas, kerosene, gasoline, sugar, milk powder, and medicines.
According to UN agencies, 5.7 million Sri Lankans, including about 2.3 million children, now require immediate humanitarian assistance.
Many shelves in supermarkets in Colombo are half empty, with Numerous daily essentials, especially eggs and bread, being in short supply as food and transportation costs have risen rapidly.
Adding to the food shortage is a serious shortage of fuel, which has dealt a particularly heavy blow to the transportation industry.