German Lopez in The Morning, 24 July 2022
Good morning. Today, we explain what led to Sri Lanka’s recent protests.
Storming the Palace
Sri Lanka’s recent upheaval offers an extreme example of the world’s recent problems. Covid disrupted the country’s major industries, particularly tourism, and then leaders failed to adapt — setting off a chain of economic calamities, including food and fuel shortages. The crisis prompted protests, culminating in the president’s resignation and the installation of a new president on Wednesday.