ghosh65_ ISHARA S. KODIKARAAFP via Getty Images_sri lanka protest ISHARA S. KODIKARAAFP via Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s Dangerous Domestic Debt Restructuring

The recent bailout agreement between the International Monetary Fund and Sri Lanka fails to address the economy’s structural problems. Instead, it focuses on highly regressive measures that disproportionately affect the working poor and are likely to exacerbate the country’s ongoing debt distress.

COLOMBO – More than a year after the mass protest movement known as the Aragalaya ousted Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankans have once again taken to the streets.