Sri Lanka ex-president blames government for inflation crisis

After rupee plummeted against the dollar recently, Rajapaksa says current government mismanaged country's finances.

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    Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the current government of mismanaging the country's finances.

    The rupee has plummeted against the dollar in recent months, and inflation is at an all-time high.

    Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.


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