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Sri Lanka’s New Government Seems Serious About Revisiting the Hambantota Deal With China
December 02, 2019

Sri Lanka’s New Government Seems Serious About Revisiting the Hambantota Deal With China

By Ankit Panda
The infamous 99-year-lease on the port to a Chinese state firm may see an update if the new government in Colombo has its way.

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?
November 23, 2019

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?

By Ashutosh Nagda
Rather than a reactionary response to the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, India appeared prepared for the political developments in Sri Lanka.
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.

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 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.

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.
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
January 11, 2017

Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
Taylor Dibbert and Ankit Panda discuss Sri Lanka's domestic politics and foreign policy.

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.

Sri Lankan Elections: Rajapaksa Falls Short, Wickremsinghe Surges to Near Majority
August 18, 2015

Sri Lankan Elections: Rajapaksa Falls Short, Wickremsinghe Surges to Near Majority

By Ankit Panda
In Sri Lanka's parliamentary vote, former president Rajapaksa falls short of a comeback, leaving the incumbent in place.

China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist
July 27, 2015

China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist

By Ankit Panda
Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port will continue to receive Chinese attention.
Sri Lanka and China Wrap Up Silk Route 2015 Military Exercise
July 18, 2015

Sri Lanka and China Wrap Up Silk Route 2015 Military Exercise

By Ankit Panda
Sri Lanka's Army and China's People's Liberation Army just concluded their second-ever joint exercise.

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