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China’s Japanese-Inspired Project Approval Process in Sri Lanka
September 13, 2022

China’s Japanese-Inspired Project Approval Process in Sri Lanka

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The Japanese strategy allowed Chinese projects to be responsive to preferences of Sri Lankan leaders but paved the way for political capture, inflated costs and corruption.

India and China Engage in War of Words Over Sri Lanka
September 01, 2022

India and China Engage in War of Words Over Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Yuan Wang 5’s docking at Hambantota Port continues to create ripples long after the ship left the island.
India’s Irritation With China Grows 
August 30, 2022

India’s Irritation With China Grows 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The Indian and Chinese diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka sparred on social media over the visit of a Chinese military research vessel to the island nation.

Is China to Blame for Sri Lanka’s Debt Woes?
August 10, 2022

Is China to Blame for Sri Lanka’s Debt Woes?

By Ivory Kairo
China's role in lending to Sri Lanka has expanded in the last 20 years, but fewer Chinese loans would not have saved the country from its current economic crisis.

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.

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