People queue to buy kerosene for domestic use in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May. File photo: AFP
People queue to buy kerosene for domestic use in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May. File photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s new budget had to be IMF friendly. But is it friendly enough for the nation’s beleaguered citizens?

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe’s first budget as president had to meet certain conditions laid out by the International Monetary Fund
  • But many experts, activists believe he’s not doing enough to deal with the economic crisis still affecting millions, including hungry children

People queue to buy kerosene for domestic use in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May. File photo: AFP
People queue to buy kerosene for domestic use in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May. File photo: AFP
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