The USS Carl Vinson. Could the American navy be stationed in Sri Lanka? Photo: AFP

US naval base rumours in Sri Lanka spark alarm as Washington and Beijing tussle for influence in Indo-Pacific

  • Talk of a tie-up with Uncle Sam to host a military base off the tip of southern India is increasingly dragging Sri Lanka into the US-China strategic struggle
  • Officials have vehemently denied speculation about a deal, but one analyst says deeper military ties are a ‘natural next step’
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The USS Carl Vinson. Could the American navy be stationed in Sri Lanka? Photo: AFP
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