The Sri Lankan Crisis: What is the role of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and the Ukraine War?

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The nation, which had been hailed as the Singapore of South Asia and had a per capita income of $4,000 with a literacy rate of 100 percent, has engulfed into a massive economic crisis. There are several contributing factors both domestic and international behind this tragic shift in Sri Lankan development trajectory. The global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic caused serious damage to all nations which brought disruptions to the world economy and the normal livelihoods of people. Sri Lanka is no exception there. [Read the full brief from here]