Sri Lanka Protests and Turmoil (Vocabulary List)


Over the last week, protestors have stormed the Sri Lankan president’s palace, burned down the Prime Minister’s home, and forced them both to resign.

This followed on from months of economic problems, blackouts, fuel shortages, and rising inflation.

However, news like this can be difficult for language learners to understand…. So here are a few words and phrases to help you talk about and discuss Sri Lanka’s economic turmoil.

You can also check out my podcast episode on Sri Lanka here!


Vocabulary

Turmoil

Turmoil - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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Blackout

Blackout - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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Sovereign Debt

Sovereign Debt - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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Foreign Reserves

Foreign Reserves - - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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Inflation

Inflation - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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Default

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Storm

Storm - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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Nepotism

Nepotism - vocabulary graphic including meaning and example phrase. 

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What do you think the crisis in Sri Lanka?

Try using this vocabulary to make some sentences in the comments!

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