Sri Lanka’s financial crisis impacts families across the economic spectrum

The World

Less than a decade ago, the World Bank called Sri Lanka a development "success story." After the end of the country's civil war in 2009, its GDP was growing, tourism was on the rise and the country saw a brighter future. Today's economic crisis is changing that. Families who have never had to worry about where their next meal was coming from, suddenly do. And even those with an economic cushion are seeing their lives upended. The World's Carolyn Beeler spent time with two families in Colombo to report on how the crisis is impacting them.