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Sri Lanka turns to China in an hour of need

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government is angling to turn twin economic and health crises into political opportunities, both at home and abroad. Domestically, Rajapaksa’s regime is leveraging the Covid-19 outbreak to further strengthen the military’s hold over Sri Lankan society. Internationally, it is revamping ties with China in a time of extreme economic need. […]