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Sri Lanka

Shehan Karunatilaka: We’ve lived through war, but the great thing is there’s still hope

Nandini Nair

Shehan Karunatilaka is out with a collection of short stories, soon after his Booker win. The Sri Lankan author in conversation with Open

The Giant-Killers

The T20 format is a great leveller, helping cricket’s minnows beat one top team after another

Letting the Dead Speak

Shehan Karunatilaka brings the Booker Prize to the haunted island

Booker prize 2022 winner: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Karunatilaka’s novel, though set during the civil war of the 1990s, seems oddly resonant today

Lanka gets $2.9 billion IMF help, but China debt still a millstone

Beijing has refused to restructure its loans, hurting Colombo’s efforts to revive its economy

Inspirational India

The result of India gaining its independence was that it signalled a widespread change in the attitude towards colonial rule

Why Is Sri Lanka Burning?

Its power elite grew so distant from the common man that more waves of protests alone can break the great wall of indifference

The State of Stability

India is nowhere near Sri Lanka’s or Pakistan’s financial predicament

India can be part of an IMF-led effort to fund Sri Lanka, says Sergi Lanau

Former International Monetary Fund economist Sergi Lanau in conversation with Ullekh NP

Keeping it in the Family

The Rajapaksas had turned the government into a fiefdom. Sri Lankans knew just whom to blame when disaster struck

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