Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
Chulanee Attanayake
Opinion

Opinion

Chulanee Attanayake and Archana Atmakuri

Can Sri Lanka’s neutral foreign policy under Gotabaya Rajapaksa steer it clear of US-China tussles?

  • The island nation’s geographical position makes it an important strategic partner as major powers jostle for influence in the Indian Ocean region
  • While the prevailing narrative is that Beijing has Colombo in a debt trap, ties between the two are unlikely to change for the foreseeable future

Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
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