Key figures in Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa clan

Key figures in Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa clan

By Amal JAYASINGHE Anger at Sri Lanka’s dire economic crisis has sparked huge protests — and for thousands of people out on the streets, the blame for their woes lies squarely with the ruling Rajapaksa family. On Monday five people died and at least...
Sri Lanka defaults on entire $51bn external debt

Sri Lanka defaults on entire $51bn external debt

Crisis-stricken Sri Lanka defaulted on its $51 billion external debt on Tuesday, calling the move a “last resort” after running out of foreign exchange to import desperately needed goods. The island nation is grappling with its worst economic downturn...