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Feature: Chinese builders in Sri Lanka pledge patriotism ...

Feature: Chinese builders in Sri Lanka pledge patriotism ...

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 · Chinese and Sri Lankan workers work at the Central Expressway Section I construction site near Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Oct. 1, 2021. The Central Expressway project is designed to run through central Sri Lanka to reduce travel time between cities in the country's western part and to promote economic development for areas along the route.

With Rajapaksa Clan in Full Control, Chinese Grip Over Sri Lanka .

With Rajapaksa Clan in Full Control, Chinese Grip Over Sri Lanka .

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 · Chinese Defence Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe was in Sri Lanka last week seeking to shore up support for Chinese projects at a time when new faultlines have emerged in the island nation on China's ...

: Ancient SriLankan trade

: Ancient SriLankan trade

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Friendly relations between China and Sri Lanka turned sour for some period in the early part of the fifteenth century when a Chinese expedition led by general ChengHo on a directive of the emperor sought to obtain the Tooth and Bowl relics of the Buddha from Sri Lanka. ChengHo baulked in his attempt, seized the king and his family and took them captives to the emperor .

China's presence in Sri Lanka raises concerns

China's presence in Sri Lanka raises concerns

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 · Contact with Beijing. Noting that "inaction" on the part of the Government of India had paved the way for China to gain prominence in Sri Lanka, the conclave decided to take all out efforts to ...

China–Sri Lanka relations

China–Sri Lanka relations

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Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was among the first countries to recognize the People's Republic of China (PRC), having established formal diplomatic relations in 1957. However, this would not be the first instance of relations between the two nations as the CeylonChina RubberRice Pact, signed in 1952 proved to the cornerstone of the early years of diplomatic relation.

Sri Lanka's infrastructure projects expose Chinese debt ...

Sri Lanka's infrastructure projects expose Chinese debt ...

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 · Chinese investments in the port, such as by Sinopec, have eased the difficulties Sri Lanka encountered while attempting to secure loans from the International Monetary Fund in 2020. Before the Chinese loans and investments came in, Sri Lanka's foreign debt was close to 64 billion. The Chinese investments, recently made as part of the Belt and ...

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Sri Lanka

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Sri Lanka

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Sri LankaChina relationship is centuries old, and has been historically strengthened by shared religious and cultural values in addition to trade and commerce. For many centuries, Sri Lanka had been at the centre of the historical Silk Road connecting Europe and China. Although the initial Silk routes were over land, following the fall of the Mongol Empire in the 14th century, .

China took over a port in Sri Lanka, so what? | Washington ...

China took over a port in Sri Lanka, so what? | Washington ...

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 · Sri Lanka recently had to hand over a port financed by Chinese investment along with 15,000 acres of land for 99year lease to Beijing. On the surface, this .

Dragon's New Lair: How China's Expansionism is Taking Root ...

Dragon's New Lair: How China's Expansionism is Taking Root ...

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 · China always wanted to set up a strong base in Sri Lanka, India's southern neighbour. Doing so would give it two advantages. First, it will be a direct challenge to India's naval superiority in the Indian Ocean region. Second, China will gain a foothold in a critical commercial seaway and will be in a better position to secure its maritime trade of crude oil.

China's control over Sri Lankan infrastructure reignites ...

China's control over Sri Lankan infrastructure reignites ...

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 · Meanwhile, Sri Lankan television channel News First reported seeing Chinese men in militarylike attire cleaning an old irrigation tank south of Sri Lanka. In response to the report, the Chinese ...

Precious gemstones from Sri Lanka

Precious gemstones from Sri Lanka

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 · Most Sri Lankan ruby varieties are of a pinkish red and display a tint of purple which is unique to the stones that are of Sri Lankan origin. Geuda is the latest addition to the Corundum family. With a basic body colour ranging from pale blue to yellow to pink, geuda is commonly heat treated in to transparent blue sapphires. Of all the Corundum gems mined in .

Will Sri Lanka lose the Port of Colombo

Will Sri Lanka lose the Port of Colombo

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 · Will Sri Lanka lose the Port of Colombo ? COLOMBO (News 1st); Port Trade Unions have once again voiced their concerns over the proposed project to lease 13 acres of SLPA property to Chinese linked ...

Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt

Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt

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Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt. China is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure and developments in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese ...

Why These Gorgeous Gemstones From Sri Lanka Are Worth ...

Why These Gorgeous Gemstones From Sri Lanka Are Worth ...

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 · Jewelry production in Sri Lanka has evolved over the years, adapting to a younger generation. Classic gemcutting and jewelry manufacturing follow international guidelines to create the best gems in the region. Moonstones, tourmaline, 's eye, and more are available for visitors to buy as single stones or in all sorts of wearable jewelry.

Sri Lanka bans Chinese organic fertiliser after bacteria ...

Sri Lanka bans Chinese organic fertiliser after bacteria ...

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 · Colombo: Sri Lanka banned import of organic fertilisers manufactured in China after state agriculture authorities detected harmful bacteria in them for the second time. Director General (DG) of Agriculture, Ajantha De Silva, on Wednesday urged the government to cancel the fertiliser contract with China and insisted that he would never allow organic fertiliser with harmful bacteria to enter the ...

India Counters China in Sri Lanka with 700 Million Port Deal

India Counters China in Sri Lanka with 700 Million Port Deal

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 · Since then, Sri Lanka has refused permission for more Chinese submarines to be stationed there. In December 2017, unable to repay a huge Chinese loan, Sri Lanka allowed China Merchants Port Holdings to take over the southern Hambantota port, which straddles the world's busiest eastwest shipping route.

Sri Lanka allows sharp rise in food prices to ease ...

Sri Lanka allows sharp rise in food prices to ease ...

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 · Sri Lanka was already suffering from heavy foreign debt repayments. Sri Lanka's foreign reserves stood at at the end of August. It has to repay about 2bn in foreign debts before the end ...

Sri Lanka in talks to secure 500 mn in Chinese loans

Sri Lanka in talks to secure 500 mn in Chinese loans

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 · On the heels of a top Chinese delegation's visit to Sri Lanka, Colombo is negotiating a 500 million loan with Beijing, as it gears up to repay a daunting billion of its outstanding debt ...

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China's 'Debt Trap'? – The ...

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China's 'Debt Trap'? – The ...

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 · Sri Lanka is often portrayed as a country that fell into a debt trap as a result of public investment projects financed by China. One such investment project .

Sri Lankan parliament passes controversial Bill on China ...

Sri Lankan parliament passes controversial Bill on China ...

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 · The Sri Lankan Parliament on Thursday passed a controversial Bill on laws governing the Chinabacked Colombo Port city, with a majority of 149 legislators – in the 225member House – voting in ...

Sri Lanka Gems

Sri Lanka Gems

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Most Sri Lankan Ruby varieties are of a pinkish red and display a tint of purple, caused by the presence of iron in addition to chromium oxide, which is unique to its Sri Lankan origin. Ruby deposits in Sri Lanka are not distinctively localized and are found in the same mine with other gemstones of the Corundum family while the stones of better quality have been often found .

Sri Lanka Cargo china International Pvt Ltd

Sri Lanka Cargo china International Pvt Ltd

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Sri Lanka Cargo china International Pvt Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2,787 likes · 2 talking about this · 9 were here. Here is a great news for Sri...

Chinese firm behind Hambantota port project gets first ...

Chinese firm behind Hambantota port project gets first ...

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One of China's largest staterun firms that was behind the controversial Hambantota port project has bagged the first contract in Sri Lanka's planned 13billion Port City, weeks after the US ...

The Limits of China's Influence in Maritime South Asia ...

The Limits of China's Influence in Maritime South Asia ...

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 · China and Sri Lanka's Warm Period. Starting in Mahinda Rajapaksa's term as President from 2005 to 2015, China and the Rajapaksa clan entered into a close relationship. Generally, although Beijing has demonstrated an ability to work with any type of government it encounters, China prefers to work with fellow smallcoalition autocratic governments over more unpredictable democracies. To that ...

Local fears grow over Chinese projects in Sri Lanka | The ...

Local fears grow over Chinese projects in Sri Lanka | The ...

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 · The leafy village of Beragama in Hambantota district is a throwback to a time when Sri Lanka was trying to get on to the Chinese development highway. Far from the cranes, concrete high rises, widening highways and Chinese workers that are now a mainstay in many parts of the island, Beragama, 250 kilometres south of the capital Colombo, is still covered by verdant paddy fields. .