Sri Lanka is strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes important to India and Japan and urgently needs help resolving its debt crisis.
Sri Lanka is experiencing a humanitarian crisis, including food and energy shortages. It seeks Japan’s help to get it out of China’s debt trap.
Taking advantage of the Islands’ poverty, China is gradually upping the ante in the maritime realm in and around Australia and New Zealand’s strategic backyard.
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The country has defaulted on $51 billion USD of foreign debt, while warning of worsening fuel and food shortages amidst continuing public outrage.
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Ignoring Sri Lanka’s pleas for loan rescheduling, China offers aid that would increase the island nation’s problems and Beijing’s control of its strategic port.
“Everyone understands Japan’s assistance has contributed to the development of our nation. In contrast, Chinese assistance seems harmful” (Pradeep Jayewardene)
Sri Lanka, a nucleus of the Indian Ocean region and the free and open Indo-Pacific, faces unprecedented instability in the wake of Chinese financial entanglements.
“I am very happy because my main dream came true. I have no words to describe [the feeling]," said Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage.
Everyone shouted as if they were cheering for their own country's athlete. Some of them watched him in awe with their eyes shining with tears.