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.
May 11, 2019
China’s Global Port Play
By Eleanor Albert
China’s port building plans are more complex than conventional wisdom suggests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 09, 2017
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
By Ana Pararajasingham
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.
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.
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."
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.