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IMF-led privatisation, land and resource grab in Sri Lanka

On September 1, 2022, debt-trapped Sri Lanka reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a 48-month Extended Fund Facility of...

The Global South births a new game-changing payment system

The Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) is speeding up its design of a common payment system, which has been closely discussed for nearly a year...

China–Sri Lanka: Two Millennia of Mutually Enriching Relations

Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean at the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka occupies an enviable strategic position. A blessing that...

India uses economic leverage to express unhappiness over Sri Lanka’s handling of the Chinese vessel

Following an advisory by India last month, asking citizens to be careful about travel to Sri Lanka, monthly tourist arrivals in the Indian Ocean...

Sri Lanka has an IMF deal, now it courts China, India and Japan

Sri Lanka's International Monetary Fund bailout plan could be a turning point in its worst economic crisis, but far-from-stable politics and a need to...

150,000 Sri Lankans left for foreign employment

Driven by the current economic crisis, high unemployment and political instability, increasing numbers of Sri Lankan students have been going abroad for higher education...

Will Ranil’s tokenism work with the 51st session of the UN HRC? – S. V. Kirubaharan, France

Last July, soon after the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council - UN HRC was over, I wrote the following: “In the opinion...

Why Sri Lanka’s collapse looms large over Bangladesh

Dubbed by pundits as a development “miracle”, Bangladesh is slated for graduation from the status of “Least Developed Country” to “Developing Country” by 2026. Yet, suddenly, the...

Chinese spy ship left Sri Lanka but it portrayed an India plagued by chronic insecurities and anxieties

From the ramparts of Red Fort, the prime minister has given a call for India to become a developed nation by 2047, but what...

Sri Lanka died in a Western Debt trap – The New York Times

As a Sri Lankan, I find watching international news coverage of my country’s economic and political implosion is like showing up at your own...

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