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Sri Lanka: Economic Crisis Puts Rights in Peril

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Women wait near an empty fuel station hoping to buy kerosene oil for cooking in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 26, 2022. © 2022 AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena (New York) – Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is driving millions of people into poverty, jeopardizing their rights to health, education, and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch said today. The Sri Lankan government should work with relevant financial institutions and partners to establish a new social protection system and obtain debt relief, adopt measures to ensure fair taxation, and address corruption at…

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