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China debt worries grow in Sri Lanka as ex-president regains clout
China debt worries grow in Sri Lanka as ex-president regains clout

Sri Lanka is poised to become even more indebted to Beijing with the return of pro-China ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, after his newly formed Sri Lanka People's Front won a landslide victory at Saturday's local government elections. The victory for the party could see Sri Lanka flip back into the arms of China, Rajapaksa's favorite lender and builder. The current…

Nikkei - Feb 16 15:18 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Elections, China ]

Had Mahinda Rajapaksa run for president on 10 Feb, he would have lost
Had Mahinda Rajapaksa run for president on 10 Feb, he would have lost

Few would have predicted the results of Sri Lanka’s local government elections in 2018. With the benefit of hindsight, we must now try to understand what happened and why. There are three lessons to be learnt from the results – one lesson for voters, one for the coalition Government, and one for Mahinda Rajapaksa himself.The local government elections of 2018 will…

FT - Feb 13 17:17 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, SriLanka, Elections ]

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