ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Economic Crisis, Poverty and War in Contemporary Sri Lanka-On Ostriches and Tinderboxes

Contemporary Sri Lanka On Ostriches and Tinderboxes Introduction SRI LANKA seems headed towards a period of considerable political volatility and social turbulence. Fundamental structural problems that had hitherto been masked by its apparent economic success (and that had thus been underplayed) are now beginning to surface. And a potentially explosive situation could yet develop if deteriorating international conditions undermine economic growth in the context of a growing social divide, continuing ethnic conflict, and an erosion of public confidence in the mainstream political leadership.

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