Nothing is foreign30:02United in protest, Sri Lankans fight a political dynasty
Economically, Sri Lanka is on fire. Residents face skyrocketing food costs, hour-long queues for fuel and power outages that last half the day.
The country is facing record inflation and unemployment, unprecedented for 74 years. But the crisis has united a nation that has long been divided along ethnic and religious lines – all to oust the political family they blame for the disaster.
This week we hear from Sri Lankans about how their country landed in a $51 billion debt hole and the island nation’s unprecedented protests.
- Aritha Wickramasinghe, lawyer and human rights activist.
- Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, executive director of the Center for Policy Alternatives in Colombo.
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