Menu
Account
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
The Sri Lankan government has given assurances that the port will not be used for military ends.
Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
September 09, 2017
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
January 11, 2017
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
Taylor Dibbert and Ankit Panda discuss Sri Lanka's domestic politics and foreign policy.
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
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
China and Sri Lanka are expected to move forward on Hambantota port in November 2016.
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
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
In Sri Lanka's parliamentary vote, former president Rajapaksa falls short of a comeback, leaving the incumbent in place.
Sri Lankan Elections: Rajapaksa Falls Short, Wickremsinghe Surges to Near Majority
China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist
July 27, 2015
China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist
Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port will continue to receive Chinese attention.
China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist
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
Sri Lanka's Army and China's People's Liberation Army just concluded their second-ever joint exercise.
Sri Lanka and China Wrap Up Silk Route 2015 Military Exercise
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
March 31, 2015
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
To surpass China in Sri Lanka, India needs to pursue proactive and dynamic diplomacy.
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
Sri Lanka May Bar Port Visits by Chinese Submarines
March 03, 2015
Sri Lanka May Bar Port Visits by Chinese Submarines
The new Sri Lankan government will not allow Chinese submarines to dock
Sri Lanka May Bar Port Visits by Chinese Submarines
India, Sri Lanka Celebrate 'New Beginning' in Ties
February 17, 2015
India, Sri Lanka Celebrate 'New Beginning' in Ties
Maithripala Sirisena chose India as the destination for his first official visit abroad.
India, Sri Lanka Celebrate 'New Beginning' in Ties
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
February 07, 2015
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
Contrary to the new Sri Lankan government's pre-election posturing, plans for Chinese projects in Sri Lanka remain on track.
Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With Chinese Port Project
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief