What are the implications of Sri Lanka's debt default? | Inside Story

The economic crisis in Sri Lanka appears to be getting worse by the day.
Its government has been forced to default on its entire $51 billion of external debt.
There's been a shortage of food, fuel and schools had to cancel exams for a lack of paper.
It's all led to weeks of anti-government protests - culminating in calls for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign.
But what does the default mean?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


Jehan Perera - Executive Director of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka.

Ahilan Kadirgamar - Political Economist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Jaffna.

Amantha Perera - Researcher at the School of Education and the Arts at CQUniversity in Australia.

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