Lanka’s collapsed economy through eyes of an auto-driver

On June 22, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the island’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed”. He also warned that the country is facing “a much more serious situation” than the deficits alone and could hit rock bottom. Spending a day with an ordinary Sri Lankan reveals what it was like to have endless lines for fuel, galloping inflation, falling income and shortages of everything for the past eight months

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