Sri Lanka Case Study: Investigating Potential for Sri Lanka-China-UK Trilateral Cooperation

Published on 20 March 2020

In international development today, we see a surge of South-South cooperation, that is, the response ofcountries in the Global Southto the longstanding hegemony ofcountries in the Global North(Gray and Gills 2016). Trilateral cooperationis a form of innovative South-South cooperation that ‘involvesdevelopment actors mainly from the global South and also a wide range of actors, drawing from their respective strengths and working towards a commongoal’ (Han2016: 2). The United Kingdom (UK)and China have increasingly piloted trilateral cooperation(ibid). This paper will explore the potential trilateral cooperation between the UK, China and Sri Lanka.


Jing Gu

Research Fellow, Centre Director

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