Sri Lanka intensifies scrutiny of Chinese projects

April 3, 2015 3:47 PM

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka ordered a review of 35 investment projects on Friday, most of them awarded to Chinese firms by the previous administration, suggesting ties remain fragile despite Beijing's attempts to assuage concerns.

China has pledged $1 billion in new grant money to Sri Lanka to address complaints that its investment was aimed at furthering its own strategic interests rather than Colombo's.

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