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* Deepening Debt Crisis in Sri Lanka Stokes Controversy Over Chinese Lending
Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 09:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 18 (WSJ) A deepening debt crisis has left Sri Lanka struggling to pay for imports and stoked political controversy over Chinese lending to the South Asian nation as part of Beijing’s global Belt and Road infrastructure program.

The crisis has also opened a window for India, which provided financial relief to Sri Lanka last week shortly before a $500 million bond matured, to push back against Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean region.

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