Sri Lanka parliament passed a law introducing a powerful economic commission for Chinese-built port in the city of Hambantota. Sri Lankan decided to postpone a debate on “Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill”. India raised diplomatic concerns. Sri Lanka government sees the project as a lifeline for an economy fighting hard through coronavirus pandemic. The concerns were raised to the high risk that Sri Lanka would lose control of the territory.
With this escalating tension Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promises to balance diplomatic issues between India and China also defending Chinese infrastructure projects in the country saying, “We will not jeopardize Indian security and at the same time, ties with China will continue.”
Additionally, “We are aware of the world power rivalry and regional power dynamics, but our foreign policy is to remain neutral,” President said while addressing Nikkei’s Future of Asia conference. “We will not jeopardize Indian security,” he emphasized and at the same time, ties with China will continue, Rajapaksa added.
76 soldiers who were severely injured in Galwan valley clash with China are now in a stable condition. The Indian army has also clarified that all soldiers involved in the clash are accounted for and none of them are missing.
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