Newly elected Maithripala Sirisena (left) and Xi Jinping will look to mend fences after a rocky start to the year when Beijing ally Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) lost the presidential elections in Sri Lanka. Photos: AFP, AP

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Sri Lankan president's visit key to resetting frayed ties in a region increasingly important to China

Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations

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Newly elected Maithripala Sirisena (left) and Xi Jinping will look to mend fences after a rocky start to the year when Beijing ally Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) lost the presidential elections in Sri Lanka. Photos: AFP, AP
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