Far from Ukraine, Sri Lanka is the epicenter of a global crisis
Sri Lanka’s problems are, in many aspects, unique to its situation and self-inflicted. Yet the astonishing collapse of the country is also inextricably linked to a wider, interlocking series of global phenomena.washingtonpost.com
Sri Lanka PM says talks with IMF difficult due to bankruptcy
Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout are more complex and difficult than before because it is a bankrupt nation, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers that recent discussions with a visiting IMF mission were fruitful but not as straightforward as in the past. The government has shut schools and asked employees other than those in essential services to work from home.news.yahoo.com
Sri Lankan students demand government resign over crisis
Thousands of students from state universities have marched in Sri Lanka’s capital to demand the president and prime minister resign over an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies and disrupted people’s livelihoods and education.