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January 2022

Sri Lanka economic crisis

What's going on in Sri Lanka?Sri Lanka's economy has been heading for an economic crisis since the pandemic hit hard. The Sri Lankan government declared an economic emergency on September 1, 2021 amid falling foreign exchange reserves,…

NOTICE – Facts of life

Last year's census data comes out as most of the attention is focused elsewhere. Undoubtedly, demographics rarely grab our attention or make headlines except when an important characteristic, often a perceived…

Risks to life and democracy

At the start of the pandemic, in my work as a reviewer, I helped put the kibosh on an opinion piece that advised people to expect their lives to be disrupted for much longer than the 'two weeks' that the public health authorities then gave…