LANKA KEEN TO MAINTAIN INDIA, CHINA BALANCE

The New Indian Express ChennaiFebruary 08, 2020

LANKA KEEN TO MAINTAIN INDIA, CHINA BALANCE
SRI Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday landed in the capital months after his brother and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa too chose India for his first foreign visit after assuming power.
PUSHKAR BANAKAR

The Rajapaksa brothers, who are perceived to be pro-China, choosing India to be their first foreign visit is being seen as a shift of stance by the island nation.

“I will be in Delhi on a state visit, meeting my good friend PM @narendramodi, the President, the External Affairs Minister & other govt. officials. Looking forward to building new avenues of cooperation with this visit & strengthening the already existing ties between our nations,” the Sri Lankan Prime Minister tweeted before his departure from Colombo.

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February 08, 2020