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Sri Lanka Will Get a $3.9 Billion Refinery Next to China-Run Hambantota Port
March 20, 2019

Sri Lanka Will Get a $3.9 Billion Refinery Next to China-Run Hambantota Port

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
Sri Lanka's export earnings may rise as much as $7 billion because of the refinery.

How Far Does the China Belt and Road ‘Pushback’ Really Go?
February 28, 2019

How Far Does the China Belt and Road ‘Pushback’ Really Go?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the BRI has no doubt suffered serious setbacks, one should be wary about overestimating or misreading them.
Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
February 23, 2019

Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?

By Shakthi De Silva
A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
February 12, 2019

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera about the future trajectory of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy challenges.

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.

Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
September 15, 2018

Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative

By Ankit Panda
Is China's Belt and Road Initiative running into growing pains?

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.
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
May 30, 2018

China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments

By Sam Parker and Gabrielle Chefitz
Belt and Road is not the Marshall Plan: it’s comprised of loans, not grants, and China expects a return for its money.

If India Won't Put Up With the Belt and Road, Why Is It the Largest Recipient of AIIB Funds?
March 19, 2018

If India Won't Put Up With the Belt and Road, Why Is It the Largest Recipient of AIIB Funds?

By Ankit Panda
India can finance infrastructure projects through the AIIB and remain critical of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
January 20, 2018

Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

By Darren J. Lim and Rohan Mukherjee
What are the sources and impact of China's economic leverage over Sri Lanka?

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.

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