Sri Lanka's civil war devastated both the people and the economy of the small nation. And as wounds begin to heal, Colombo's economy is also picking up. And China is hoping to profit as the country picks up steam.
As the world focuses on developments in China's coastal regions, the one-party state is flexing its totalitarian muscle in the northwest of the country. We should not look the other way, says Alexander Görlach.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had triggered a constitutional and political crisis in the country by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe in October. His reappointment, however, does not guarantee smooth sailing.
G8 countries cancelled the debts of 18 African countries in 2005. But many of these countries now face bankruptcy again. Is China really to blame, as many in the West believe?
President Maithripala Sirisena disbanded the Sri Lankan parliament after failing to get votes for a new prime minister. China and India are keenly interested in the power struggle.
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