While in Davos for the World Economic Forum, DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge talked to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe about his country's efforts to strenghten the domestic economy and secure more foreign investment.
DW examines the comeback of the longtime opposition leader, who was released from prison today and whose spectacular fall from grace gave impetus to the opposition movement that now governs Malaysia.
Violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims have forced Sri Lanka to impose a state of emergency. Despite the move, the government appears uncertain about how to respond to the violence, says analyst Alan Keenan.
Women in Sri Lanka have long been banned from buying alcohol and working in bars and liquor stores. The government lifted the ban, only to reverse its decision less than a week later.
The UK Prime Minister was in the luxurious ski resort of Davos on Thursday, where her speech focused on free trade and the need for tech giants to take more social responsibility. She also met US President Donald Trump.
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