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 Trincomalee Beckons: Is New Delhi Becoming Assertive?

By: Ana Pararajasingham Paper nr: Date:20/09/2017

India and Sri Lanka have always had a complex relationship-and New Delhi’s frustration with Colombo is the latter’s reluctance to accept India as the regional power. Instead, Colombo has always looked to other powers to counter Indian influence.

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India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

By:Yigal Chazan Paper nr: Date:13/05/2017

Unnerved by growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, India is seeking to strengthen ties with the Colombo government through economic cooperation as the Indian Ocean island nation assumes increasing importance as a regional trading hub in one of the world’s busiest sea lane

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Under the Radar: Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

By:Jeremy Luedi Paper nr: Date:24/04/2017

Increased international interest in the Indian Ocean comes at a convenient time for Sri Lanka, as the country continues to recoup after the end of its decades-long civil war which ended in 2009.

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Island Nation in Indian Ocean now a big draw for US, China

By:Erik Slavin Paper nr: Date:26/03/2017

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — The answer to why a state-of-the-art port exists in a remote part of one of Asia’s smallest nations lies a short distance out in the Indian Ocean.

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China and India Contest the Right to Own Hambantota

By:Vladimir Terehov Paper nr: Date:08/03/2017

Analysts specialized in predicting the course relations between India and China may take, have recently followed a scenario unravelling around the small town of Hambantota, located in the south of the Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).

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India Could Do More for Sri Lanka’s Tamils

By:Taylor Dibbert Paper nr: Date:27/02/2017

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has been relatively quiet when it comes to Tamil issues in Sri Lanka, although now would be a good time for the prime minister to reconsider his low-key approach.

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China won’t back down from building economic, commercial ties with Sri Lanka

By:Hu Weijia Paper nr: Date:08/02/2017

It would not necessarily be a bad thing if healthy competition between China and India in the Sri Lankan market could be further stirred up.

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Rekindled Sino-Indian tensions roil geopolitics in Asia

By: Harsh V. Pant Paper nr: Date:30/01/2017

After a few timid signs of warming, Sino-Indian relations seem to be headed for the freezer. While Beijing refuses to take Indian security concerns seriously, New Delhi may have decided to take the Chinese challenge head-on.

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China’s debt-trap

By:Brahma Chellaney Paper nr: Date:30/01/2017

The heavier the debt burden on smaller countries, the greater China’s own leverage becomes

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