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Protesters gather at the Galle Face seafront during weekend protests amid the country's ongoing economic and political crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka. One of the reasons for the crisis is island nation’s huge dependence on tourism and foreign remittances. Which was sapped by the COVID-19 pandemic that set the pretext for the current crisis. Tourism, which accounts for over 10 percent of the Sri Lankan GDP, was hurt after it lost visitors from three key countries: India, Russia and the UK.
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