What’s the way out of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis? | Politics
Video Duration 24 minutes 15 seconds
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared another state of emergency.
The island nation of Sri Lanka is in crisis. Food and fuel shortages have been going on for weeks, and power cuts have become the new norm.
Many say they are struggling to get through and they blame the government for its mishandling of the economic situation – calling for President Gotabya Rajapaksa to step down.
There was a general strike on Friday that shut down much of the country.
In response, the presidential office re-imposed a state of emergency – saying it was necessary to “ensure public order”.
But what has brought this country to unprecedented status?
Presenters: Adrian Finighan
Bhavani Fonseka – Senior Researcher and Attorney at the Center for Policy Alternatives
Ahilan Kadirgamar – Political economist and senior lecturer at Jaffna . University
Jehan Perera – Executive Director of Sri Lanka’s National Peace Council