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India Strengthens Its Position in Sri Lanka Vis-à-Vis Rival China
June 25, 2022

India Strengthens Its Position in Sri Lanka Vis-à-Vis Rival China

By P.K. Balachandran
By offering support during Colombo’s economic collapse, India has widened its footprint in Sri Lanka after a decade of losing ground to China.

China, India, and Sri Lanka’s Unprecedented Economic Crisis
March 05, 2022

China, India, and Sri Lanka’s Unprecedented Economic Crisis

By Umesh Moramudali
Can China and India help Sri Lanka to avoid a sovereign default?
Is Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Really Tilting Toward China?
February 01, 2022

Is Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Really Tilting Toward China?

By Uditha Devapriya
Simplistic narratives fail to account for the complexities that have defined foreign policy in Sri Lanka since its independence.

China Fertilizer Spat Underlines Sri Lanka’s Struggles With International Trade Deals
January 25, 2022

China Fertilizer Spat Underlines Sri Lanka’s Struggles With International Trade Deals

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Sri Lanka has a lot to learn about entering agreements with  international companies – and the repercussions of violating them.

It’s Advantage China in the Indian Ocean
January 10, 2022

It’s Advantage China in the Indian Ocean

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Wang Yi’s visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka signal Beijing’s priorities fairly clearly: it's focusing on South Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Is China Fishing in India’s Troubled Waters?
December 30, 2021

Is China Fishing in India’s Troubled Waters?

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Chinese ambassador’s public diplomacy in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province would have won the hearts of the local Tamil population.

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again
November 26, 2021

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
Colombo has agreed to pay millions of dollars to a Chinese company that has reportedly supplied it with contaminated organic fertilizer.
Don’t Let China Dictate US and Indian Policy on Sri Lanka
November 18, 2021

Don’t Let China Dictate US and Indian Policy on Sri Lanka

By Madura Rasaratnam and Mario Arulthas
The U.S. and India cannot advance their interests in Sri Lanka by appeasing Colombo.

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections
October 08, 2021

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing footprint in Sri Lanka has been of concern to India.

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum
May 07, 2021

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Sri Lanka’s Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle
May 01, 2021

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s struggle to balance been China and India has a strong economic dimension.
Can Pompeo’s Visit to Sri Lanka Offset China’s Influence?
October 31, 2020

Can Pompeo’s Visit to Sri Lanka Offset China’s Influence?

By Patrick Mendis and Dominique Reichenbach
The U.S. secretary of state had little success in swaying the Rajapaksa administration away from its pro-China bent.

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