Sri Lanka

China's lucrative embrace of Sri Lanka stirs unease

  0 comments   |     by Russek Blinch on 30, November 2017

Some 600 years ago, the great Chinese explorer Zheng He and his vast armada frequented Sri Lanka, including landing once to kidnap an uncooperative king. It was all part of the admiral's decades-long exploration of South and South-east Asia, even to the east coast of Africa - before China would mysteriously turn inwards again. Now, China is reasserting itself across Asia with a scheme that

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Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran on 17, October 2017

A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna Issues of social inequality and oppression among the Tamils of North Sri Lanka, which were brushed under the carpet either by tradition or by the exigencies of war, are now coming into

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Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore

  0 comments   |     by P K BALACHANDRAN on 12, October 2017

Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore  P K Balachandran, October 9, 2017 A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna Issues of social inequality and oppression among the Tamils of North S

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India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

  0 comments   |     by Yigal Chazan on 16, August 2017

India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka India sets out to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub on its “Belt and Road.” By Yigal Chazan  Unnerved by growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, India is seeking to strengthen ties with the Colombo government through economic cooperation as the In

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Sri Lanka in Limbo - Despite Finally Defeating the Tamil Tiger

  1 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 07, March 2017

Despite finally defeating the Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009 after a bloody decades-long civil war, Sri Lanka is under pressure by its ‘Western partners’ to do more to integrate and assimilate the northern reaches of the recently reunified country. Although not yet suggested as a serious solution, this could obviously take on the form of federalist demands by the Tamils and the

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Come China Come: Let’s Have The Dragon-Lion Dance!

  0 comments   |     by Nilantha Ilangamuwa on 12, December 2016

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South Asia: Greater Eurasia Scenarios - A “Greater Bangladesh”

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko on 03, November 2016

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South Asia: Greater Eurasia Scenarios - A “Greater Bangladesh”

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko on 03, November 2016

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How India Killed SAARC to The Benefit of China

  8 comments   |     by Shahid Raza on 02, November 2016

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Come China Come: Let’s Have The Dragon-Lion Dance ! in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Nilantha Ilangamuwa on 01, August 2016

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is here in Colombo on a two day official visit. It has been very interesting and a pinking diplomatic relationship that  Sri Lanka as a sovereign nation  has developed since the ancient times with the Republic. Whatever may the recorded history placed before us be, one thing is certain and that is that  China has played a significant role in

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