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Opinion

Sri Lanka crisis entirely of its own making

Country faces Lebanon-style economic meltdown

| Sri Lanka
Sri Lankans protested against the surge in prices and shortage of essential commodities at the presidential secretariat in Colombo on April 4.   © NurPhoto/Getty Images

Ravi Ratnasabapathy is an independent consultant based in Colombo.

A wave of spontaneous protests sweeping through Sri Lanka has shocked the authoritarian government of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and threatens its survival.

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