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The Indian government is reportedly considering offering $1 billion in soft loans to the Maldives to repay Chinese debt while seeking a permanent military presence on the island nation, Nikkei reported Nov. 28. At the same time, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed two agreements with China that include a $32 million contract to develop berth capacity at a container terminal in Colombo, Reuters reported Nov. 29.
A majority of 122 lawmakers voted against recently installed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after the country's parliament reconvened on Nov. 14, dealing another blow to President Maithripala Sirisena following a Supreme Court decision to suspend his order to dissolve the legislature, Al Jazeera has reported.
The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has agreed to suspend President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of the country's parliament until Dec. 7 to review 13 petitions challenging the move's constitutionality, Al Jazeera reported Nov. 13.
The country's president has axed his erstwhile ally in favor of a former rival and strongman. The implications of the upheaval, however, will extend far beyond the island nation's shores to even affect the growing Sino-Indian rivalry.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament on Oct. 27 following his dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, The Daily Times reported. Parliament will remain closed until Nov. 16.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister after his political front, the United People's Freedom Alliance, left a ruling coalition with the United National Party of now-ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, The Times of India reported Oct. 26.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih upset the sitting president to win the Maldives' recent elections. Beyond the Indian Ocean archipelago, the result could have profound effects on the rivalry between India and China.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe faces a vote of no confidence vote in parliament on April 4 that the Joint Opposition, led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, The Hindu reported April 3.