Sri Lanka in Crisis

8 min

Available until 17/07/2025

80% of Sri Lanka doesn't have enough to eat due to severe shortages. The country is collapsing under the weight of a huge amount of debt it owes to China and India. In power for nearly 20 years, the Rajapaksa clan fled, threatened by its people. The political dynasty had long ignored the warnings of economists, refused IMF aid, and implemented surprising measures that have contributed to emptying state coffers and impoverished farmers. Deprived of tourism for 3 years due to the Covid pandemic, Sri Lanka is struggling to recover. We take stock with Bhavani Fonseka, Sri Lankan human rights lawyer.

Graphics

Côme Peguet

Journalist

Aliénor Carrière

Video

Ludovic Mingot

Archivist

Marion Nougueret

Country

France

Year

2022

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