Sri Lanka

This visual breaks down the economic crisis in Sri Lanka

Demonstrators gather outside their Prime Minister's office, amid Sri Lanka's economic crisis.

Demonstrators gather outside their Prime Minister's office, amid Sri Lanka's economic crisis. Image: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi REFILE -QUALITY REPEAT

Avery Koop
Author, Visual Capitalist
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Data visual showing the economic crisis in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is currently in economic and political crisis. Image: Visual Capitalist

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to parliament.

Chart showing rising debt risks.
What’s happening in Sri Lanka may be an ominous preview of what’s to come elsewhere in the world. Image: Visual Capitalist


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