Sri 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

Sri 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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