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India, Sri Lanka Reset Relationship As Sri Lankan Leader Visits New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, walks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa before their delegation level talks in New Delhi, India,  Nov. 29, 2019.

India has offered to lend $400 million to Colombo for infrastructure development as it reaches out to build ties with Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is visiting New Delhi.

Rajapaksa’s meetings Friday with Indian leaders, less than two weeks after he took power, signal an effort by both countries to reset a relationship strained during a previous term when he and his brother dominated Sri Lankan politics and took the country closer to China.

India and China have been competing for influence in the tiny island country located off India’s southern tip that has seen an influx read more >>>

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