Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was elected Sri Lankan president in November. Photo: AFP Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was elected Sri Lankan president in November. Photo: AFP
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was elected Sri Lankan president in November. Photo: AFP

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa plays downs links with China on trip to India

  • Ties between Colombo and Beijing are ‘purely commercial’, new leader says
  • If other nations don’t invest in island nation, Beijing will take its Belt and Road Initiative ‘all over’, he says

Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was elected Sri Lankan president in November. Photo: AFP Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was elected Sri Lankan president in November. Photo: AFP
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was elected Sri Lankan president in November. Photo: AFP
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