Despairing professionals exit Sri Lanka to escape economic crisis

Dr Eranda Ranasinghe left Sri Lanka earlier this month to work in a hospital in Belfast in the United Kingdom. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ERANDA RANASINGHE
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BANGALORE - Cardiac intensive care doctor Eranda Ranasinghe, 30, cannot forget the mornings when he left the Sri Jayewardenepura government hospital in Colombo after a backbreaking night shift, only to go straight to join a petrol queue.

"There were days I waited till midnight for petrol," he said.

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