Indo- China Battle for Sri Lanka’s Projects

 

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How do you recognize a Chinese construction site in Sri Lanka?” our driver Arjuna N asks as the Lanka’s emerald landscape blurs past.

“Easy,” he laughs, “you won’t find a dog anywhere near it.”

The 341kms highway our sedan coasts on at nearly 100 kmph, was rebuilt by Chinese construction firms in 2010.

 

 

Chinese workers may have amused locals with their culinary preferences but are quietly transform

ing the island nation with a series of gigantic infrastructure projects.

The A9 highway links the Sinhala cultural capital Kandy in the central province with the Tamil cultural centrifuge Jaffna in the north.

Once the ‘highway of death’, it was a pock-marked metaphor for Sri Lanka’s 26- year Mexican sta

ndoff.

Tamil Tiger rebels blocked the 100km that passed through the territory they held, choking the g

 

overnment- held Jaffna.

With the defeat of the Tigers in 2009, the rebuilt highway is now a two-lane asphalt metaphor hauling the engine of Sri Lanka’s booming post-war 6.3 per cent economic growth.

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