People wait to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amid struggles with a shortage of food, fuel and medicines. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wait to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amid struggles with a shortage of food, fuel and medicines. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka crisis: India leads aid efforts but US ‘could do more’ as strategic interests converge

  • Washington could take on stronger role in Sri Lanka’s economy after Colombo reaches a debt restructuring agreement with the International Monetary Fund
  • Enabling India to take the lead in resolving South Asia’s crisis will strengthen the US Indo-Pacific Strategy, analysts note

People wait to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amid struggles with a shortage of food, fuel and medicines. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wait to buy kerosene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amid struggles with a shortage of food, fuel and medicines. Photo: EPA-EFE
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