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Narendra Modi govt goes on charm offensive as Sri Lanka stands up to China

Mar 06, 2015    

Hours before External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajs arrival in Colombo on Friday and a week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sri Lanka (13-14 March), the government of Maithripala Sirisena has taken the bold decision of suspending a $1.5 billion Chinese real estate project in Colombo.The Sirisena government has walked the talk and it's a high stake foreign policy gamble by his government. Not many countries have rebuffed China so strongly and that too within two months after Sirisena stunned the world by winning the 8 January presidential elections.Sirisena has moved in quickly to ...

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