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Ukraine war hastens Sri Lanka's economic meltdown

Impact of Russian sanctions likely to be felt by a string of poorer nations

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Auto rickshaw drivers line up to buy gas near a fuel station in Colombo on April 13: A forewarning that more vulnerable countries could go bust.   © AP

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

Sri Lanka's economic collapse exemplifies how poorer countries are paying the price of Western sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

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