Anti-government protesters hold placards during a protest against the current economic and political crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Anti-government protesters hold placards during a protest against the current economic and political crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Japan could forgive some of Sri Lanka’s debt in planned meeting with its creditors: report

  • Move could be more effective at winning Colombo’s support, observers note, with Tokyo keen to stop Sri Lanka’s biggest creditor, China, from exerting more influence
  • Discussions expected to focus on reducing debt payments, postponing repayment deadlines, with other creditor nations asked to help ease Colombo’s burden

Anti-government protesters hold placards during a protest against the current economic and political crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Anti-government protesters hold placards during a protest against the current economic and political crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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