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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.

China’s Global Port Play
May 11, 2019

China’s Global Port Play

By Eleanor Albert
China’s port building plans are more complex than conventional wisdom suggests.
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.

A String of Fake Pearls? The Question of Chinese Port Access in the Indian Ocean
October 25, 2018

A String of Fake Pearls? The Question of Chinese Port Access in the Indian Ocean

By Natalie Klein
Chinese control of ports in other states – even those Beijing “owns” – will always remain limited.

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
September 11, 2018

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
China is moving into new geographical areas of Sri Lanka, where Indian influence has traditionally been strongest.

Japan Claims a Stake in Sri Lanka’s Ports
January 24, 2018

Japan Claims a Stake in Sri Lanka’s Ports

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
Sri Lanka is caught between the need for foreign investment and the risk of being the object of a great power tug-of-war.

Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease
December 11, 2017

Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease

By Ankit Panda
The Sri Lankan government has given assurances that the port will not be used for military ends.
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.

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.

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka
May 23, 2017

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

By Yigal Chazan
India sets out to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub on its "Belt and Road."

China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
October 31, 2016

China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2

By Ankit Panda
China and Sri Lanka are expected to move forward on Hambantota port in November 2016.
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