by Anura Guruge
A Sri Lankan friend, living in Canada, send me this YouTube.
For those of you who may not be familiar, ‘Sinhala‘, the language of the majority Sinhalese, is the predominant language of Sri Lanka.
China already through various deals & LEASES owns a fair chunk of coastal Sri Lanka — including one strategic port.
Various administrations, over the last two decades, have out of desperation or for personal gain, given China more & more access & sway over the country. China is happy to lend Sri Lanka lost of money (with backhanders in tow) as long as the loans are backed up by access to land & water.
It is no secret that China doesn’t have enough fertile land to support it population. They are buying & leasing land all over the world.
Sri Lanka has the advantage of being rather close & with great ports.
Some discerning Sri Lankans are understandably concerned. Sri Lanka has only been independent since 1948. Will it still be truly independent in 2048?