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

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Development in Independent Sri Lanka: What Went Wrong?

Independent Sri Lanka's failure to live up to its initial promise in the area of economic development could be attributed inter alia to: (a) a foreign-exchange crisis which persisted till 1977 because the exigencies of electoral politics bound the country to welfare-oriented, inward-looking policies; and (b) the eruption of conflict between the two main communities as of 1983.

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