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A Lankan Build-Up In India

As Sri Lanka grapples with an economic crisis owing to botched economic policies and unmanageable debt, alarm bells are going off in some states in India

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Published 5 months ago on May 01, 2022 8 minutes Read
In early April, Sri Lankans took to the streets demanding President Rajapaksa’s resignation after the nation faced its worst economic crisis. Photograph: Chanuka Sachintha/Shutterstock

For a while now, India’s neighbour Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a grave economic crisis. From adopting an impractical agrarian policy of fertiliser-free farming to depending on loans in a tourism-driven economy, a number of red flags have been spotted in the island country’s dwindling economic model.