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Dalai Lama Invite Complicates China-Sri Lanka Cooperation

Sri Lanka’s desperate attempts to get China’s support for its debt restructuring could be blown up from the inside. This follows an invitation from senior Buddhist clerics to the Dalai Lama to visit the bankrupt island state.

The Chinese embassy was predictably not happy. It called the Tibetan spiritual leader “the head of a feudal serfdom” and met with Buddhist prelates in the religious center of Kandy to express their opposition.

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