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How Sri Lanka’s Economy Collapsed

The Daily

The New York Times

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🗓️ 14 July 2022

⏱️ 28 minutes

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In recent days, the political crisis in Sri Lanka has reached a critical point, with its president fleeing the country and protesters occupying his residence and office. Today, “The Daily” explores how the island nation, whose economy was once held up as a success story in South Asia, came apart — and why it’s a cautionary tale. Guest: Emily Schmall, a South Asia correspondent for The New York Times.

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In recent days, an uprising in Sri Lanka has reached a critical point with its president

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fleeing the country and thousands of protesters occupying his palace.

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Today, my colleague Emily Schmal on how the island nation whose economy was the envy

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of South Asia came apart and why it's a cautionary tale for the developing world.

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This Thursday, July 14th.

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So Emily, you're in Sri Lanka and we've seen these pretty crazy images of crowds of protesters

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over the past couple of days.

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Tell me what happened.

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Well, for months in the capital, Colombo, and elsewhere around the island, people have

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been protesting, demanding that the president and the Prime Minister step down because of

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