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Chinese, Sri Lankan Ministers in Free Trade Talks

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On Tuesday, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana announced in a Beijing reception that a free trade agreement with the Chinese government is nearing completion (Reuters 1). The reception, at which Marapana praised Chinese support of the Sri Lankan economy, marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. This trade agreement […]

Floods and Landslides Decimate Sri Lanka

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Torrential downpours in Sri Lanka have claimed the lives of 101 civilians as confirmed by the country’s Disaster Management Center (CNN). Twenty-one of Sri Lanka’s twenty-five districts have been critically affected as a result of the floods (TIME). In the central western district of Aranayake, villages remain completely buried (AJ). Inclement weather that triggered the […]