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What’s Next for Sri Lanka?

May 11, 2022

Episode Notes:

Two days after Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from office, protestors continue to call for the president — his brother — to step down as well.

To tell us what’s happening and why, we’re joined by Akhil Bery. Akhil is the director of South Asia Initiatives at the Asia Society Policy Institute. He previously worked at Eurasia Group and McLarty Associates.

[ 0:43 ] Economic situation

[ 3:21 ] Bad fiscal policies

[ 5:53 ] What next?

[ 6:55 ] Possible militarization

[ 7:55 ] China’s role?

[ 11:48 ] How the IMF and the United States factor in

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