Economic crisis in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s crisis reaches tipping point

Sri Lanka has been dealing with an economic crisis for months, characterized by a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a scarcity of essentials such as food, fuel and medicines.

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid massive outrage

The PM resigned shortly after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters in Colombo, leading to over 150 injuries. Later in the day, violence broke out in many parts of the country

Assange US extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary, appeals remain and other stories

Today we look at the formal extradition order issued against Julian Assange, police repression of protests amid the crisis in Sri Lanka, and more

‘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’s Cabinet resigns amid crisis, 2-month ceasefire in Yemen, and other stories

Today we look at ongoing protests in Sri Lanka as the economic crisis grows, the 2-month mutual ceasefire declared in Yemen, and more

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

Hospitals suspend operations as economic crisis spirals in Sri Lanka and other stories

Today we look at the rising economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the political crisis in Iraq amid delays in the election of the president, and more

Sri Lanka protests Sri Lankan public section workers stage strike seeking salary hike

After teachers and health workers, public sector workers in Sri Lanka struck working demanding higher wages in the face of repeated price hikes and an economic crisis

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