November 08, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry Revives Despite Public Protests
By Arundathie Abeysinghe
Tourist numbers are rebounding after the worst of the financial crisis, but are still nowhere near government aspirations.
November 07, 2022
Protests Against Sri Lankan President a Flop Show
By Rathindra Kuruwita
Low turnout at the protests indicates that Sri Lankans are giving the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration a chance to deliver.
September 01, 2022
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?
August 26, 2022
How Sri Lanka Can Overcome Its Economic Crisis
By Talal Rafi and Sirimal Abeyratne
The government should take advantage of the crisis to do things that it could never attempt before, from addressing regressive subsidies to restructuring state-owned enterprises.
August 03, 2022
Sri Lanka Leader Proposes 25-year Plan for Crisis-hit Nation
By Krishan Francis
Wickremesinghe said the government's aim is to create a surplus in the primary budget by the year 2025 and to bring down public debt.
July 27, 2022
Sri Lanka’s State-Owned Enterprises Are a Big Part of Its Economic Problems
By Talal Rafi
These loss-making entities are a huge drain on government coffers. It's time to think about privatization in some cases.
July 26, 2022
Sri Lanka’s New President Cracks Down on Protests as Challenges Mount
By Luke Hunt
Ranil Wickremesinghe's use of troops to dismantle protest camps in Colombo sends out a chilling message.
July 20, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Future May Not Be All That Bleak
By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ganeshan Wignaraja.
July 15, 2022
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.
July 12, 2022
As Sri Lanka’s Economy Unravels, a Crude Awakening
By Luke Hunt
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stepped down, but the task of cleaning up the country's economic mess has only just begun.
June 22, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Crisis Cripples Once Burgeoning Middle Class
By Krutika Pathi and Bharatha Mallawarachi
Families that never had to worry about food or fuel are now cutting back on meals and eating less.
May 04, 2022
Sri Lanka Is on the Brink of Bankruptcy
By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The island's usable foreign reserves are now down to less than $50 million.