India interfering in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs, says Chinese thinktank
Posted on March 21st, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana

A Chinese government backed thinktank has accused India of interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka when Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the Tamil dominated Jafna area. It has also said India was trying to counter Beijing’s influence by encouraging Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Bangladesh to avoid the China’s Silk Road program.

Modi included in his Sri Lanka trip the city of Jaffna in the Tamil-majority Northern Province, which in fact shows India’s interference in the country’s internal affairs,” an article by Liu Zongyi, a researcher at the state-backed Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, said.

Incidentally, Sri Lankan leaders, who accompanied Modi on his Jafna visit, has no such suspicion about Indian interference.

Modi’s recent visit to three Indian Ocean countries was aimed at making India a dominant power in the region, the article published in Global Times, a Communist Party organ, said.

Now that Modi has reached out to the Indian Ocean island states, it seems India is determined to gain a dominant position in the region by enhancing military and security cooperation with them,” the researcher said. But he predicted that India and Sri Lanka would not be able to develop rapport because of differences over affairs relating to Tamils and fishing rights.

Sore about Sri Lanka’s decision to stall a Chinese contract for port city development in Colombo, the writer cites media reports that suggest that New Delhi has gained the upper hand when Colombo halted the China-invested project”.

Many overseas media outlets reckoned that Modi travelled to these island countries mainly to counterbalance China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean,” the article said.

India is suspicious about China’s Silk Road program because it thinks Beijing has some ulterior motives, the researcher said.

New Delhi doesn’t want countries in South Asia and the Indian Ocean to participate in the program, but it is unable to propose a substitute,” it said. And Modi rushed through a hollow Project Mausam to counter the 21st century maritime Silk Road before Xi kicked off his visit to India in September 2014”. – TOI

8 Responses to “India interfering in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs, says Chinese thinktank”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    China should seriously think of having military base in Sri Lanka to safeguard their investments and the indian
    ocean affairs. This will guarantee the unitary state of our country. But the UnPatriotic Party (UNP) lick west’s and india’s back. No chance of saving our country with these traitors! Still some Sinhalese idiots support the traitors. They can’t
    be Sinhalese!

  2. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Indian imperialists are operating where ever they can. They are in the West as migrants and control them. They are in Indian colonies the former British Indian dominions and control them. They control the Indian Ocean Rim countries and the islands. Mauritius is a third State of Indian Union. Indians have been influencing the internal affairs the island since the visit by Mohandas Karamchand in 1927 who was in Jaffna like Emperor Modi. Jai Hind.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    It is always the small fry countries like Sri Lanka that falls into cracks when the Big Boys are at Economic play.

    Question : Give and take with India should be on cultural lines ONLY, and not with the Economy ?

    Matters of the Economy & Politics : Failed ideas of extremes (Left wing or Right wing) have to be ditched. A Middle Path attitude a must for small countries. Europe after two world wars have Socialism in all their states. That is the only way forward possible. Lanka is already a Socialist state. The Economy has to fit into that.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Re Cultural ties with India and the Rama-Sita Trail visualised in Upcountry Lanka :

    Is this so called Trail a figment of some peoples imagination ? We cannot help but feel that the word ‘Seetha” which means cold in Sinhala refers to Seetha Gangula or Seetha Eliya meaning in Sinhala “Cold Spring” or “Cold Light” and does not refer to Sita, consort of Rama from the Ramayana. Can someone expand on this, please ?

    Many years ago, a person known to me fainted after a dip in the Seetha Gangula as the waters were so very cold as the word Seetha Gangula says.

    We also hope that this propsosed Trail, if it is implemented, does NOT bring in more ILLEGAL MIGRANTS FROM TAMIL NADU ETC. We hope the Lanka authorities concerned take serious note of this as the Upcountry is a place where illegal migrants tend to disappear into. India has millions who want to leave India, especially the Tamil Nadu area as Lanka has now obliged them with the Tamil language usage. Better safe than sorry should be the motto of the new illegal govt.

  5. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    3 quotes that sum up this musical chairs:

    -“A Chinese government backed thinktank has accused India of interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka when Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the Tamil dominated Jafna area”

    and

    -“Incidentally, Sri Lankan leaders, who accompanied Modi on his Jafna visit, has no such suspicion about Indian interference.”

    and

    -Many overseas media outlets reckoned that Modi travelled to these island countries mainly to counterbalance China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean,” the article said.

    MY FINAL CONCLUSION

    INDIA CAME TO SRI LANKA WITH EMPTY HAND AND A LOUD VOICE TO COUNTER CHINA;S INVESTMENTS. EMPTY HANDS WILL NOT BAIL OUT SRI LANKA FROM THE CURRENT LAWSUIT FROM A PRIVATE CHINESE COMPANY. WONDER IF MODI AND INDIA WILL HELP SRI LANKA OUT? DOUBT IT.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    China should destrroy Endia soon before China’s military disparity over Endia nosedives.

    The economic and military disparity between the 2 is NOW at the HIGHEST. It will fall soon. Endia should be destrroyed before that by getting rid of Endian economic centres.

    Otherwise China will face its BIGGEST THREAT from Endia. China should finance Pakistani rebels to atttack Endia. When Endia counter atttacks, help Pakistan with nukes, etc. to wipe out the Endian economy. GUJARAT RIOTER MODI is the perfect time for it. Or use other exciting weapons that are not detectable. Endia must be destroyed.

  7. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Lorenzo:

    China will not attack India and India has a long way to catch up with China

    Russia alone has given China recently:
    -S 400 surface to air missile defense system (SAM) that is very powerful against nuke strikes from any nation. Russia is also developing the S-500 series of defense.
    -Multi role SU35 Jet fighters and technology to China
    -ONYX anti ship Missile system to China
    -Iskankar-M-Tactical missile system to China
    -Tornado-G-multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) to China

    China has increased her military budget which is now 2nd to the US.
    China’s alliance with Russia is more solid now that the US has taken on both China and Russia

    China will squash India by squashing Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka then will be forced to deal with India. To date India cannot or will not offer anything to Sri Lanka. China holds all the cards at this moment.

    We have not even begun to deal with ISIS and what she calls “Ghazwa-e-hind” or India for ISIS is coming to India to do Jihad.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    BW,

    Of course China will not attack Endia and that is the problem. SOON Endia along with USA, Japan and EU will TOPPLE CHINA’S STABILITY and regime. Then it will be like Russia after the SU. China must destroy Endia before that.

    Russia AGREED to sell S400 to China, but did NOT deliver yet.
    Russia AGREED to SU35 to China, but did NOT deliver yet.

    Other platforms are not that crucial in taking on a superpower.

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