A recent report revealed that one-third of the population or 37% is food insecure.
The world Food Programme has immediately responded to the situation by changing the food security warning from amber to red.
The report also revealed that about 74% of the country’s population are coping with the situation by having less preferred food, limiting portion size, and reducing the number of meals.
Sri Lanka has very badly sipped on food security in 2019 – just three years ago, food insecurity was 9% of the population, in June this year it had jumped to 28% and now stands at 37% according to a recent report.
Many countries around the world with acute food shortages have seen food riots.