Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Chinese President Xi Jinping meets in Beijing. Photo: AFPSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Chinese President Xi Jinping meets in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Chinese President Xi Jinping meets in Beijing. Photo: AFP

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

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

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Chinese President Xi Jinping meets in Beijing. Photo: AFPSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Chinese President Xi Jinping meets in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Chinese President Xi Jinping meets in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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