The Wider Image: Last handful of fish: Crisis pushes more Sri Lankans into poverty
A combination picture shows Priyani Dhammika, 53, posing with her son while making betel stacks with areca nut and tobacco leaves popularly used by Sri Lankans to chew on, and Dhammika's hands as she works, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 2, 2022. "Business is very difficult now," she said. "Earlier, a sheath of betel was around Rs 50 but that has skyrocketed to around Rs 200, sometimes even to around Rs 350 or 400. The price of an areca nut which was around Rs 5 has tripled to around Rs 15." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KIM COLOMBO ECONOMY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.