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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Who is Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The man who brought all of Sri Lanka to the streets

A profile of the soldier-turned-politician Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose current regime has been under fire as the country’s economic crisis begins to take the shape of a humanitarian crisis

‘Famines are not caused by shortages, they are caused by lack of democracy’

This crisis is being called the worst since the country’s independence in 1948. It has led to severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines and even water. What has led to this crisis?

How can Sri Lanka’s economy be turned around?

In the second part of this interview, Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains how strengthening the public distribution system, a wealth tax, and focusing on agriculture, the rural economy and the food system are vital.

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is decades in the making

Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains the roots of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.

Sri Lanka protests Protests intensify in Sri Lanka as economy goes off the rails

Protests continued in Sri Lanka on Monday, including in front of the residence of the prime minister. The entire cabinet quit on Sunday amid the agitations and a massive economic crisis

Sri Lanka health workers Sri Lankan health workers launch strike over pay disparities

Health workers in Sri Lanka have been staging demonstrations and strikes since November last year to draw attention to the issue of salary anomalies

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