An anti-government demonstrator protests near the president’s office in Colombo. Photo: AFP
An anti-government demonstrator protests near the president’s office in Colombo. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Can broke Sri Lanka avoid a ‘disorderly default’ and reach an IMF deal in time?

  • Time is running out, but new PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is struggling to forge a unity government as strongman President Gotabaya Rajapaksa clings to power
  • Colombo must also restructure debt with the likes of China, India and Japan, and set ‘a credible macroeconomic strategy’ amid widespread hunger and election pleas

An anti-government demonstrator protests near the president’s office in Colombo. Photo: AFP
An anti-government demonstrator protests near the president’s office in Colombo. Photo: AFP
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