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Sri Lanka on the brink of bankruptcy

June 24, 2022

With debts of more than $50bn owed to foreign creditors, Sri Lanka is on the brink of bankruptcy and facing its worst economic crisis since independence. The country is fast running out of gasoline and medicine.

BdTD Sri Lanka | Warteschlange an einer Tankstelle
Image: Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo/picture alliance

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