The current political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka calls for a new strategy in the political course of the Tamils and other minorities. People have been provoked to revolt against the state because of its short sighted policies and the corrupt practices of politicians that have led to a rapid decline in the economic situation. The recent Covid-19 outbreak aggravated the crisis by affecting production, export trade and tourist arrivals, adding to the massive debt problem.
When the disaster began to affect the urban population causing shortages of gas, milk powder, sugar and fuel, they gathered in small groups and engaged in demonstrations. Eventually people marched to the Galle Face and made it a permanent battle ground.