In Sri Lanka, a severe shortage of LPG cylinders has exacerbated protests.

Sri Lanka facing biggest economic crisis since independence . Food and fuel shortages, rising prices, and power cuts affecting a significant number of people .

Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 14: Locals protested outside Slave Island PS in Colombo on Saturday, after the continuing economic crisis in Sri Lanka.There is no gas and nothing to eat either.We've been here since last night.They now claim they don't have it.

Protesters staged a sit-in rally, blocking the road from any vehicle traffic, in addition to staging a demonstration.They chanted slogans of diyaw diyaw diyaw gas diyaw demanding that cooking gas be used to provide them with electricity.Because of the inaccessibility of cooking gas, the agitated dissenters had surrounded the police station on Slave Island.To disperse the angry crowd, the Sri Lankan army was forced to call the police.

However, even after waiting until the afternoon, they are unable to use cooking gas because it is not distributed.In the meantime, Sri Lanka is facing its biggest economic crisis since independence, with food and fuel shortages, rising prices, and power cuts affecting a significant number of people.At shops and grocery stores, there are long lines, as well as pharmacies, with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation being urged on Monday.Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected Sri Lanka's Prime Minister for the sixth time.