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India-China Rivalry Spills Over in Sri Lankan Airport
India-China Rivalry Spills Over in Sri Lankan Airport
India-China Rivalry Spills Over in Sri Lankan Airport

Sri Lanka had been scouting for alternate investors for the Chinese-built airport, which began operations in 2013.The airport can handle a million passengers but has not been able to use even 5 percent of its passenger handling capacity. The cargo service has also been extremely under-utilized, with just 69 metric tons moved in 2016 despite an annual capacity of…

Sputnik News - Oct 18 12:46 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, World, China ]

EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse
EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse
EU approval of Sri Lankan labour standards whitewashes abuse

Fashion giants like H&M and Zara stand to save millions on tariff-free exports from Sri Lanka. The EU has again granted the country a ‘preferential’ trade concession earlier withdrawn in response to human rights abuses of Tamils in the final stages of the civil war. In response to an outcry from civil society and unions, a delegation from the EU is now in Sri…

openDemocracy - Oct 16 14:08 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, World ]

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