India scrambles to claw back ground in Sri Lanka after pro-China leader named PM

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures during the ceremony to assume duties at the Prime Minister office in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India, caught flatfooted by the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka‚Äôs premier, has opened urgent diplomatic and political contacts with the strongman who drew close to China during his previous tenure as president, officials said. The tear-shaped island, located off the southern tip of India, has become an arena of […]

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