Sri Lanka Wants to Be the Next Singapore as War Legacy Fades

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People gather on Galle Face Green as commercial buildings in the central business district stand in the background in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka is moving past its history of ethnic strife and seeking to emulate Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai as one of the region’s premier trading and financial hubs, a senior ruling party lawmaker said.

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