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Understanding China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Efforts
August 02, 2022

Understanding China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Efforts

By Aquilah Latiff and Anushka Wijesinha
China's general approach to debt distress is to seek bespoke negotiations and preferential treatment – something that Sri Lanka must avoid at all costs.

Sri Lanka’s Future May Not Be All That Bleak
July 20, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Future May Not Be All That Bleak

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ganeshan Wignaraja.
As Sri Lanka’s Economy Unravels, a Crude Awakening
July 12, 2022

As Sri Lanka’s Economy Unravels, a Crude Awakening

By Luke Hunt
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stepped down, but the task of cleaning up the country's economic mess has only just begun.

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.

Sri Lanka Halts Debt Repayment Pending IMF Bailout Plan
April 12, 2022

Sri Lanka Halts Debt Repayment Pending IMF Bailout Plan

By Krishan Francis
Sri Lankans for the past months have been enduring shortages of fuel, food, and other essentials and daily power outages.

Sri Lanka and the Neocolonialism of the IMF
March 31, 2022

Sri Lanka and the Neocolonialism of the IMF

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
Sri Lanka has few options other than an IMF bailout. But engagement with neocolonial international financial institutions is actually one of the causes of Sri Lanka's economic woes.

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms
January 18, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms

By Krishan Francis
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is willing to learn from the international community on human rights issues, he told Parliament.
The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle
May 01, 2021

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s struggle to balance been China and India has a strong economic dimension.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt Crisis Could Get Critical in 2021
February 09, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt Crisis Could Get Critical in 2021

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s debt problem has deep roots. How bad things can get in 2021?

Sri Lanka’s Changing Relationship to Chinese Loans
October 23, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Changing Relationship to Chinese Loans

By Umesh Moramudali
Both the share and the type of loans from China are changing as Sri Lanka wrestles with persistent balance of payment issues.

The Hambantota Port Deal: Myths and Realities
January 01, 2020

The Hambantota Port Deal: Myths and Realities

By Umesh Moramudali
Untangling the truth about Chinese debt and Sri Lanka means cutting through some misleading media narratives.
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
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.

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