The Sri Lanka crisis leads to a revolution

Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 29 March 2019 at 04:43:21 UTC
Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 29 March 2019 at 04:46:21 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Land, oil and gas, agriculture, crops, food security, Sri Lanka
Fig. 1 - S3 OLCI (29.03.2019) - In Sri Lanka, the clan surrounding the Rajapaksa administration has been ousted of power after months of demonstrations.
On top of long-lasting structural issues, this follows a drop in tourism in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the jihadist attacks of April 2019, the decrease in income transfers from the diaspora and the fall of agriculture revenue after the sudden interdiction of fertilizers and pesticide.
Fig. 2 - S3 SLSTR (25.03.2019) - The lack of foreign currency caused difficulties in importing, causing dearth of imported goods.
Widespread shortages of food, fuel, medicine, power cuts and record inflation fueled protests. It ended with the removal of officials, ministers, prime minister & President.