Sri Lanka’s geo-political realities
India or China? China or India? This is the intriguing geo-political struggle that has confronted Sri Lanka ever since the government began showing its reliance and affiliation towards China after Mahinda Rajapaka became president. The powerful influence of these two countries is clearly seen in recent times with Sri Lanka bending backwards to please both sides but in the process offending India.
In this report today, the Business Times looks at the economic realities of Sri Lanka’s doing (or undoing?) in placing its bets on China particularly through the development of the Hambantota and Colombo ports, or in India and the push-pull scenario over the delayed Indo-Lanka Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Also see editorial inside.
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