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Link: “To Solve Its Economic Crisis, Sri Lanka Must Demilitarize

Original post found at: https://jacobinmag.com/2022/05/sri-lanka-crisis-military-rajapaksas-tamils-repression/

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has produced an explosion of violence on the island. That violence won’t end until the country ends its war on Tamils and Muslims and drastically scales back its military budget.

This article is basically a solid backgrounder as to what is causing Sri Lanka’s current (and long-running) woes. This should be of particular interest to Australians, given our government’s regular claims that Sri Lankan asylum seekers “aren’t real refugees”…

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