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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.

Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?
May 25, 2022

Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India received many concessions from the Rajapaksas in recent years and has vested interests in the status quo.
India and Sri Lanka Sign Pacts to Enhance Maritime Security
April 15, 2022

India and Sri Lanka Sign Pacts to Enhance Maritime Security

By Arundathie Abeysinghe
Amid increased Chinese activity, India and Sri Lanka focus on their shared strategic interests in the Southern Indian Ocean region.

India Scores a Strategic Victory Over China in Sri Lanka
March 29, 2022

India Scores a Strategic Victory Over China in Sri Lanka

By Krishan Francis
India has signed an agreement to set up power plants in northern Sri Lanka months after China suspended its plans for similar projects.

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.

Sri Lanka, India Sign Deal to Redevelop Aging Oil Terminal
January 07, 2022

Sri Lanka, India Sign Deal to Redevelop Aging Oil Terminal

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The terminal is located near the strategic Trincomalee port, one of the world’s finest natural harbors.
Sino-Indian Competition in South Asia: Another Round
December 03, 2021

Sino-Indian Competition in South Asia: Another Round

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In the ongoing contest between China and India for influence, New Delhi has made some gains in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

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.

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections
October 08, 2021

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing footprint in Sri Lanka has been of concern to India.

Are Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties Emerging From India’s Shadow?
July 30, 2021

Are Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties Emerging From India’s Shadow?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
From Imran Khan's visit to stronger trade ties, Pakistan's much-touted shift from geopolitics to geoeconomics is on display in Sri Lanka.
China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum
May 07, 2021

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Sri Lanka’s Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.

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