COLOMBO: Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone.
India is nervous about losing influence over the island nation off its southern tip, while China's push into the Indian Ocean, and the possibility of dual purpose civilian-military facilities in Sri Lanka, are raising alarm further afield.
Sri Lanka is cleverly using India and China for its benefits. The one who was fooled the most is India.
Nepal had a bitter taste of having ties with India.
lol Indian diplomancy is useless. What India going to do?
The chinese have spread their interests far and wide not only in asia but also in far of africa and south america.
Can not deny the money power... China has that reserve to influence neighbors but it may be harmful in long term....
need to work closely with Lankan counterparts to get the deal done...otherwise we may feel the heat from all sides by the Dragon