Debrief: How did Sri Lanka end up in an economic crisis?

People demonstrate outside the Sri Lankan president's home in Colombo on March 31, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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Sri Lanka is under a state of emergency from Saturday (April 2), declared by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to clamp down on protesters calling for his resignation over a deepening economic crisis.

The military can now arrest and indefinitely detain suspects without warrants.

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