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May 29, 2019
Sri Lanka signs deal with India, Japan to develop Colombo port; move may help India neutralise Chinese influence in island nationSri Lanka on Tuesday signed a deal with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal in the country that has seen increasing forays by China which has taken a strategic port on a 99-year lease that has worried New Delhi
Nov 01, 2018
Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil WickremesingheSpeaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with president Sirisena this evening to convince him on the need to reconvene parliament to try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of prime minister Wickremesinghe last Friday. The meeting came after Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya on Wednesday refused to endorse the president's dismissal of Wickremesinghe for former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Oct 30, 2018
'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda RajapaksaSri Lanka's rival prime ministers battled to tempt lawmakers from opposing sides Tuesday as they sought numbers to swing any vote of confidence held in parliament to end the country's constitutional crisis
Oct 29, 2018
Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenesAn assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sep 04, 2018
US senators say Pakistan at risk of debt distress due to CPEC, express concern about China's 'debt-trap' diplomacyUS senators have said that Pakistan is at risk of debt due to rising current-account deficit and external debt obligations caused by the CPEC, in a letter written to the secretary of state Michael Pompeo and secretary of treasury Steven Mnuchin.
Aug 29, 2018
China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nationsIf economic conditions continued to worsen in countries like Zambia and Kenya owing to and despite the Chinese debt “aid”, Beijing is going to have a very hard time selling BRI projects to countries having slightest capacity to stand up on their own.
Aug 23, 2018
Japan wants to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to be 'free of military activities' after concerns over China's lease agreement emergeJapan has asked for the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka to be military-free after concerns of the facility being leased out to China arose
Aug 04, 2018
China's rise as global power 'fact of life', says ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar, asks India to act with 'stronger resolve'Stating that the rise in China's power globally is a "fact of life", former foreign secretary S Jaishankar on Friday asserted that India has to deal with the country with a "different mindset and a stronger resolve".
Jun 26, 2018
China's acquisition of Sri Lankan Hambantota port highlights 'debt trap' to gain influence around world, says reportChina's acquisition of the strategic Hambantota port from Sri Lanka has given it "control of a territory" just a few hundred miles off the shores of India, highlighting its "debt trap" and ambitious use of loans to gain influence around the world, a media report has said.
Jan 29, 2018
At JLF 2018, ex-foreign secy Shyam Saran says India should be concerned about China making 'inroads' in its neighbourboodIndia should be concerned about the “inroads” China is making in its neighbourhood, says foreign secretary Shyam Saran