Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Top Diplomat: Giving Up Key Port to China a ‘Mistake’

Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage conceded in an interview this week that the nation’s decision to hand over a major strategic port to China for 99 years was a “mistake” and that, under recently inaugurated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the country will pivot to an “India First” approach.

Indian Navy troops offload emergency supplies from the Indian ship Shardul at Colombo harbour in Colombo on May 28, 2017. Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid on May 28 to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade claimed 126 lives and …

Kenya Asks World Bank for $740 Million Loan amid Growing China Debts

Kenya’s request this week for a $740 million loan from the World Bank, of which American taxpayers remain the largest stakeholders, has sparked outrage as the African country continues to deny its financial woes and accept gigantic sums of money from China to fuel its role in Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BR).

Chinese President Xi Jinping (top R) and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (top L) attend a signing ceremony after their bilateral meeting during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Etienne …

Sri Lankans Stage Mob Attacks on Mosques After Easter Jihad

Sri Lankan police struggled to keep up this weekend with a series of mob attacks on mosques, the latest occurring Monday, in retaliation for a series of suicide bombings on Easter that killed over 350 people. The assailants are believed to belong to the country’s Buddhist majority.

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