Rajpal Abeynayake

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China’s Buddhist diplomacy in Sri Lanka: the motorway to enlightenment?

Beijing’s billion-dollar loan to Colombo for a major infrastructure project is the latest example of battle for influence in Southeast Asia’s Buddhist countries.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Beijing’s billion-dollar loan to Colombo for a major infrastructure project is the latest example of battle for influence in Southeast Asia’s Buddhist countries.

China’s Buddhist diplomacy in Sri Lanka: the motorway to enlightenment?
What does China have to do with a Maldives coup? Ask Sri Lankan tourists

Ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed blames political turmoil on a Chinese land grab and calls on India to intervene. Does even he believe this, or is it just a ploy? The neighbours appear to have made up their minds.

5 May 2018 - 1:32PM

Ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed blames political turmoil on a Chinese land grab and calls on India to intervene. Does even he believe this, or is it just a ploy? The neighbours appear to have made up their minds.

What does China have to do with a Maldives coup? Ask Sri Lankan tourists