Watch Now: Sri Lankan Crisis: Can IMF and World Bank save the Nation? NEW

The humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka refuses to end and the new political dispensation doesn’t give much hope. Loans by International Financial Institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are touted to be the answer to ride over the economic collapse. But is that really an answer? Watch PHM’s webinar which has fabulous panellists and a rich discussion on the topic.

Watch now this webinar held on Saturday, 27 August 2022 with presentations and debate featuring Dr. Manuj C Weerasinghe, Professor in Community Medicine, University of Colombo and PHM Sri Lanka addressing The Sri Lankan situation and the humanitarian crisis; Professor Ronald Labonte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and PHM Canada with an overview of IFIs and their modus operandi – What are the alternatives? and Dian Maria Blandina, PhD Student, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and PHM Europe talking about IFI experiences of Kenya and Ghana.

Moderator: Dr. Vinya Ariyarathna, President, Sarvodya Movement


  • Manuj C Weerasinghe, Professor in Community Medicine, University of Colombo and PHM Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan situation and the humanitarian crisis (15 minutes)
  • Ronald Labonte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and PHM Canada: An overview of IFIs and their modus operandi – What are the alternatives? (15 minutes)
  • Dian Maria Blandina, PhD Student, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and PHM Europe: IFI experiences of Kenya and Ghana (15 minutes)