Is Transformation Possible in Sri Lanka?
By Bhavani Fonseka
One year after the protests that ousted Sri Lanka’s president and government, reforms remain elusive and the national crisis is far from over.
IMF’s Package to Sri Lanka Includes Corruption Fixing
By Rathindra Kuruwita
But is the governance diagnostic exercise just another tool to legitimize its austerity measures?
What’s in the IMF’s New Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Sri Lanka?
By Michael Iveson
The IMF’s $2.9 billion EFF program lays out major structural reforms required to restore long-term macroeconomic stability in Sri Lanka.
IMF to Assess Sri Lankan Governance as Part of $3 Billion Bailout
By Krishan Francis
The country has the dubious distinction of being the first Asian country to face scrutiny for corruption as part of a bailout program.
Why Sri Lanka’s Headline Grabbing Protests Failed
By Thusiyan Nandakumar
Yes, Sri Lankans drove President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office – but did they accomplish any lasting change?
Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.
By Debrah Gomes and Vineeth Krishnan
For far too long Sri Lanka has been a stage with the Rajapaksas as the only meaningful actors. A democratic renewal may be all that can save the country in the long run.
The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis
By Talal Rafi and Brian Wong
The economic crisis was made at home, a result of structural political and economic weaknesses. Any solutions have to start there.