Sri Lankan military personnel march in traditional dress holding national flags during the country’s independence day in February 4. Photo: AFP Sri Lankan military personnel march in traditional dress holding national flags during the country’s independence day in February 4. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan military personnel march in traditional dress holding national flags during the country’s independence day in February 4. Photo: AFP

As China-India tensions escalate, can Sri Lanka avoid becoming a pawn in a big power game?

  • New Delhi’s historical influence over Colombo looks to be waning in the face of increased investment and other economic overtures from Beijing
  • But observers caution the South Asian island nation would be better off looking to Singapore’s example and avoid picking sides

Topic |   China-India relations
Sri Lankan military personnel march in traditional dress holding national flags during the country’s independence day in February 4. Photo: AFP Sri Lankan military personnel march in traditional dress holding national flags during the country’s independence day in February 4. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan military personnel march in traditional dress holding national flags during the country’s independence day in February 4. Photo: AFP
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