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A Tale of 3 Nations: Debt Restructuring in Ghana, Zambia, and Sri Lanka

A Tale of 3 Nations: Debt Restructuring in Ghana, Zambia, and Sri Lanka

By Dilmini Hasintha Abeyrathne
What three different countries can tell us about the global debt problem – and China’s role in both debt distress and debt relief.

Can Sri Lanka Afford to Go Green?

Can Sri Lanka Afford to Go Green?

By Michael Iveson
Sri Lanka will not fulfill its renewable energy commitments under current economic conditions. But what if the government could simultaneously tackle its climate, energy, and debt crises?
Climate Finance Must Be Part of Sri Lanka’s Debt Solution

Climate Finance Must Be Part of Sri Lanka’s Debt Solution

By Michael Iveson and Timothy Shankar
Climate finance is essential to address both the country's debt crisis and its acute climate vulnerabilities.

The Significance of French President Macron’s Visit to Sri Lanka

The Significance of French President Macron’s Visit to Sri Lanka

By Jayesh Khatu and Yatharth Thumar
In Sri Lanka, Macron continued his message that France is ready to uphold the sovereignty of island nations susceptible to the negative influence of China.

Sri Lanka Leader Says IMF Deal Imminent After China’s Pledge

Sri Lanka Leader Says IMF Deal Imminent After China’s Pledge

By Krishan Francis
With Beijing extending debt restructuring assurances, the last obstacle in the way of Sri Lanka securing the bailout deal has been removed.

The Real Cause of Sri Lanka’s Debt Trap

The Real Cause of Sri Lanka’s Debt Trap

By Bram Nicholas and Shiran Illanperuma
Sri Lanka’s default highlights the dangers of relying on international sovereign bonds – with high interest rates – to fund development.

Sri Lanka Says Debt-restructuring Talks Making Progress

Sri Lanka Says Debt-restructuring Talks Making Progress

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
India has already given the necessary assurances to the IMF. Other bilateral creditors, including China, have not yet but Sri Lanka says there’s progress in the ongoing discussions. 
Sri Lanka’s Steep Climb Out of the Economic Abyss

Sri Lanka’s Steep Climb Out of the Economic Abyss

By Luke Hunt
Colombo is still waiting on Beijing’s approval for debt restructuring.

Demystifying China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring

Demystifying China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring

By Umesh Moramudali and Thilina Panduwawala
Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring is deeply embedded both within a global emerging market debt crisis and a moment of rethinking within China about its global role as a creditor. 

Sri Lanka Begins Crucial Debt Restructuring Talks with China

Sri Lanka Begins Crucial Debt Restructuring Talks with China

By Krishan Francis
Sri Lanka is nearly bankrupt and has suspended repaying its $51 billion foreign debt, of which it must repay $28 billion by 2027.

IMF Set to Provide $2.9 Billion to Help Crisis-hit Sri Lanka

IMF Set to Provide $2.9 Billion to Help Crisis-hit Sri Lanka

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The package is contingent on assurances from creditors, including China, India and Japan that debt sustainability will be restored.
Sri Lanka’s Story of Sovereign Default

Sri Lanka’s Story of Sovereign Default

By Umesh Moramudali
How did Sri Lanka’s economic crisis get so bad – and how can the country move forward from here?

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