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Sri Lanka Tilts to Beijing, Dumps India?

Sri Lanka’s strategic orientation is undergoing a sea change as it emerges as China’s new best friend and security partner in the eastern Indian Ocean. With a stable and cooperative authoritarian regime strategically located in the central Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka ticks many of China’s strategic boxes after increasing instability in Pakistan, its strongest ally in the region.

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Record Harvest Loss, Food Shortages Hit Dry Sri Lanka

A ten-month long acute dry spell has sent Sri Lankan government scrambling to ease the impact of record harvest losses. The country’s rice harvest is likely to be down about 17 percent from the 4 million tons recorded in 2013, which would make it the lowest in six years.

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