Economic crisis in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka tea farm UN warns of increasing food insecurity in Sri Lanka

The UN team and non-governmental organizations working jointly on the island nation under the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) Plan announced the revision and extension of HNP targets on November 8

Daily Round-up | Sri Lanka gripped by widespread food insecurity & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at hunger in Sri Lanka, Venezuela taking back control over a petrol firm, Indigenous groups protesting in Canada, and peace talks in Colombia

Wickremesinghe under fire for arrest of student activists in Sri Lanka

The three arrested activists are: Wasantha Mudalige of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Galwewa Siridhamma Thero of the Bhikku (Monks) Federation, and Hashantha Jawantha Gunathilake of the Kelaniya University Students’ Union.

Sri Lanka student activist arrest Student activists in Sri Lanka detained under draconian anti-terrorism law

The three activists were arrested from a student rally in Colombo on August 18 under a 72-hour detention order, while the police awaited approval for a 90-day detention order that was approved by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 22

Race for Sri Lankan presidency begins as Gotabaya Rajapaksa steps down

The resignation comes after Rajapaksa, who came to power with an unprecedented 6.9 million votes, fled the country on July 13 following massive protests

How has Sri Lanka’s political landscape transformed over the past months?

Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, analyzes the recent political developments in Sri Lanka after the fall of the powerful Mahinda Rajapaksa

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.