Archive for the ‘Sri Lanka’ Category

China’s Sri Lanka Refinery Alarms India

Via Eurasia Review, a look at – in a move that will up alarms in India – China’s giant conglomerate Sinopec is entering Sri Lanka’s energy market with its inaugural overseas refinery at the Chinese-managed Hambantota port. Sri Lanka approved the $4.5 Bn investment in November: Doubtlessly, this strategic move flags Sinopec’s ambition to offset […]

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Sri Lanka Leases White Elephant Airport Built With Chinese Loans

Via Barron’s, a report on Sri Lanka decision to lease a white elephant airport built with Chinese loans: Sri Lanka said Friday it had leased a white elephant international airport built with Chinese loans to a foreign joint venture, as the island nation’s bankrupt government seeks to offload loss-making assets. The small airport near a […]

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India’s Efforts To Build Energy Interdependence With Sri Lanka

Via the Lowy Institute, a look at how India’s takeover of the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm will help build energy interdependence with Sri Lanka India has recently moved to take effective control over the giant oil tank farm in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. This marks is a key step in integrating Sri Lanka into India’s national […]

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Sri Lanka Cultivates Sustainable Fashion For An Economic Revival

Via Nikkei Asia, a look at Sri Lanka’s efforts to cultivate a sustainable fashion industry to boost competitiveness: The small town of Arayampathy on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast was once part of the turf contested by government troops and Tamil separatists in the country’s three-decade civil war. Now, years after the guns fell silent, the […]

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Sri Lanka Awards Energy Deal To India After Rejecting China

Via Energy Daily, a report on a recent Sri Lankan decision to award power contracts to India rather than China: Sri Lanka on Friday awarded the construction of three solar and wind hybrid power generation facilities to an Indian company after scrapping a tender won by a Chinese firm.New Delhi has long been concerned about […]

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US Lends $553M To Majority Adani-Owned Port in Sri Lanka

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on US plans to lend $553mn for the development of a container terminal in Sri Lanka operated by Indian tycoon Gautam Adani as Washington works to counter China’s influence in the country: The US will lend $553mn for the development of a container terminal in Sri Lanka operated […]

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