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Sri Lanka’s Meltdown Puts China’s Strategic Influence in Jeopardy
May 18, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Meltdown Puts China’s Strategic Influence in Jeopardy

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The decline of the Rajapaksas has adversely hit Chinese fortunes in the Indian Ocean island and sullied its image among other Belt and Road partners.

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
May 14, 2019

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota

By Nicholas Muller
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.

Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
August 31, 2018

Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
Anxiety over China’s growing maritime influence drives Japanese, Indian, and U.S. interests in Sri Lanka's ports.

Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
September 09, 2017

Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised

By Ana Pararajasingham
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.

Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017

Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money

By Umesh Moramudali
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.

China Buys Hambantota Port: Should India Be Concerned?
July 29, 2017

China Buys Hambantota Port: Should India Be Concerned?

By Narayani Basu
The deal assuaged some Indian concerns, but China's economic dominance over Sri Lanka is still a worry.
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017

The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 

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