How Sri Lanka's shift to organic farming left it in the manure – The Times

A Sri Lankan delegation is expected in Washington this week to try to persuade the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to give the country a multibillion pound lifeline.
However, political turmoil at home, where protesters are calling for the overthrow of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has not made the task any easier.
Demonstrators have ignored the president’s declaration of a temporary emergency, defied a curfew, clashed with police outside his home and refused to leave until Rajapaksa and his two brothers, who serve as prime minister and defence minister, resign.
An entire cabinet has quit the government and political allies of the Rajapaksas have called on the family to step aside. After months of insisting that the government would not ask the IMF to bail them out,
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