Sri Lanka—IMF Bailout Sought After Default

Wall Street Journal | 06/23/2022

The Sri Lankan government is in talks with the International Monetary Fund for a financial bailout after defaulting for the first time in its history last month, reports the Wall Street Journal. The heavily indebted economy faces collapse after months of double-digit inflation, rolling power blackouts and shortages of food and medicine, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday. Earlier this week, authorities ordered a two-week shutdown for schools and nonessential government...

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