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Strangled by its debt, Sri Lanka is still tightening its belt

2023-01-09T15:55:35.239Z


In a country in ruins, the government imposes a new austerity plan aimed at releasing an IMF loan. The tensions that rocked Sri Lanka in 2022 have eased somewhat. But the economic crisis is far from over. This led the government of the island of 22 million inhabitants which borders southern India to start the year with a new austerity plan. To discover Withdrawal period, termination of subscriptions... What will change for consumers in 2023 Recruitment of civil servants has been frozen. Near


The tensions that rocked Sri Lanka in 2022 have eased somewhat.

But the economic crisis is far from over.

This led the government of the island of 22 million inhabitants which borders southern India to start the year with a new austerity plan.

To discover

  • Withdrawal period, termination of subscriptions... What will change for consumers in 2023

Recruitment of civil servants has been frozen.

Nearly 20,000 of them, who retired at the end of December, will not be replaced.

The number of departures is particularly high.

It was multiplied by eight compared to 2021, due to the lowering of the retirement age from 65 to 60, which was decreed for civil servants, said the Ministry of Public Administration.

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Tax increases and electricity prices have also just come into force.

Personal and business income tax has been doubled.

Electricity, whose rates had already been increased by 75% in August, is now 65% more expensive.

A $2.9 billion bailout

“Our problems have not yet been solved

,” warned President Ranil…

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Source: lefigaro

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