Sri Lanka: aftermath of a political tsunami
“Today, public servants are told to stay home and grow vegetables to feed their families while the Tuk Tuk drivers – transport mainstays in the capital after the buses ran out of fuel – have no fuel. The torching of the houses of rich rulers was not an unexpected outcome. … How did it happen so fast – a tsunami, a global recession, and a pandemic didn’t help – but this turn of events was unprecedented, but not unexpected, and the lessons are there to be seen.”
Originally published here by Spectator Australia on 13 July 2022.