Meeting with the Prime Minister of India on the first trip after taking office as President of Sri Lanka November 29, 20:22
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited India on the 29th as the first foreign visit after his appointment and met with Prime Minister Modi. While President Rajapaksa has the aim of stressing the aim of balanced diplomacy that is not biased toward China alone, Prime Minister Modi seems to have the goal of controlling China, which will increase its presence in Sri Lanka.
President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka visited India's capital New Delhi as his first foreign destination after taking office on the 17th of this month and had a summit meeting with Prime Minister Modi.
At the meeting, India agreed to provide $ 50 million to Sri Lanka to provide information on security and build a system to combat terrorism.
Rajapaksa once observed that his older brother, Mahinda's former President Mahinda, pushed forward policies that were biased toward China, such as inviting infrastructure, and so on. It seems that there is an aim to emphasize balance diplomacy.
India, on the other hand, was unable to build a good relationship with Sri Lanka during the time of former President Mahinda, and as a result, reflecting the situation that led to the overwhelming situation in China, this time it has tried to incorporate foreign ministers etc. immediately after the election It was.
Prime Minister Modi seems to have the goal of conquering China, which has a strong presence in the military as well as infrastructure investment, and in the future, India and China are likely to become more active in Sri Lanka.