Debt-ridden Sri Lanka snuggles up to China again at India’s expense
NEW DELHI: India is hoping to host Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena this month for a multi-religious event at Ujjain which will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. The visit by Sirisena, if it happens, will come at a time when India’s strategic gains in the island nation over the past 15 months, or since the ouster of Sirisena’s predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa , seem to be fast petering out.
India was looking to sign an Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka, which the two countries decided to negotiate after Lanka backed out of CEPA, but the proposal has run into resistance from the Rajapaksa-led Joint Opposition. China has managed to not just revive its flagship $1.4 billion Colombo Port City project, but it is now also engaged in expansion of major infrastructure projects it built in the past and which were seen as impracticable until recently.
WE Can Take The Whole Country In A Day, Let Them Do What They Want. Our Enemy Is In The Country,
Leave them alone and let them do what they want we should not be black mailed.I can say it was great mistake not to support Tamil Tigers to separate Jaffna .
Defeat Devil Italian
India should stop playing cricket with terrorist worshiping lankans.
S L Gera
China’s sole intention seems to be to ensure that India does not become a leader of the South Asian countries.
India should look after its own population suffering from drought, floods and forest fire etc. before trying to bail out other countries.
Beggars are becoming choosers…. Srilanka selected rich borrower…. its human tendency…
Lanka is another Honkong for china.They will regret.
SL always is a LESS priority nation for BJP and other national parties as they think that this is a small n unimportant unit, which in reality is misplaced ! the SL is strategic and was very close ethinically ! we need to rebuild ! this can become another pakistan on the south for INDIA soon !
Sri Lanka is on the verge of default. China is much powerful than India. We talk too much
These stupid Lankan should know that Only India has close ties ,Religiously culturally,ethnically,historically , linguistically etc but Chinese culture is totally alien to them ,In no way China related to Shri Lankans and India in every way connected to Shri Lanka !When Chinese dragon will eat these foolish small and puny Lankan then and then only they will realise and it will be too late for them
TIME India stopped equating itself with China. China is a military, economic and technological SUPERPOWER. The two countries MIGHT have been equals DECADES ago, but today China isILES