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Sri Lankan Economic Crisis Inflicted by Self-Serving Elite

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Sri Lanka has just defaulted on its foreign debt for the very first time. Attributing its current predicament to a Chinese ‘debt-trap’ is a new Cold War…

Sri Lanka Leader Ramps Up Spending in High-Risk Bid for Support

(Bloomberg) — Many Sri Lankan voters who backed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election bid three years ago are now struggling to make ends meet. His government is spending to ensure that…

Sri Lanka’s 2021 fiscal deficit forecast revised to 2020 levels; Aim to curtail fiscal deficit to 8.8% of GDP in 2022

Sri Lanka’s government has revised the fiscal deficit projection to 11.1 percent of GDP in 2021 from the original 8.9 percent target with large shortfalls in income tax, Customs Import…