Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka seeks to balance India ties even as China presence grows

  • India’s PM Modi is set to meet his Sri Lankan counterpart in a virtual summit to reset ties, which have dipped amid China’s growing presence in the island
  • While Colombo has recently been pivoting back to New Delhi, this process is likely to speed up as the pandemic ravages Sri Lanka’s economy, observers say

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo: Reuters
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