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Strategic balance in Indian Ocean should not be altered -SL

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Sri Lankan High Commissioner to New Delhi, Prasaad Kariyawasam in a wide ranging interview with India’s Rajya Sabha TV said that Sri Lanka’s relationship with China should be based on the premise that the “strategic balance in the Indian ocean is not altered”.
 
“We want to make sure that it doesn’t alter strategic balances in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean must be a zone of peace. Sri Lanka will work with India and other countries in the Indian Ocean to make that happen” he said.
He also said that China should not be viewed as a competitor by Asian nations.
 
“China is a fast growing economy and perhaps is in competition with Western economies. But we in Asia should look at China as a resource rather than a competitor. That is how we look at China- as a resource that can be exploited for the benefit of the whole of Asia. In those terms we have a very good economic relationship with China and it is so with other countries as well.”
Kariyawasam further said that both India and Sri Lanka should welcome the increase in investments by China in Sri Lanka.
 
“We are doing good business with China; they are involved in a lot of projects and a lot of investments and that is something India and Sri Lanka should welcome.”

 
 

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-9+11 # MMJ 2013-02-12 05:30
Ah, India is getting worried. Good...
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-8+9 # Bavana John 2013-02-12 12:09
Good. No need to care about their worry. Because they dont do anything good for us.
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-0+0 # ajith 2013-02-13 09:55
True John, They don't do anything good,, but it does not mean they wont do anything bad to us....so definitely we should worry....
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-9+8 # MMJ 2013-02-12 05:30
Ah, India is getting worried now. Good... Were getting above themselves.
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# tjeyar 2013-02-12 05:30
v don't bother about Indian.What well they did in past?only developed terrorism and create communal issues between Tamils and sinhala
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-21+27 # sageeth 2013-02-12 05:30
well said
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-7+30 # 007 2013-02-12 08:23
Chinese Investment = High Interest loans

Great!
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-31+51 # MirakRajBanda 2013-02-12 08:23
What a fool. He shoudn't have told that to the Indian. They call themselves Diplomats without least diplomacy.
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-4+6 # Thusith 2013-02-12 14:29
what do you know about diplomacy. you think that we can child play with India?
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-5+4 # med student 2013-02-12 14:37
dude..there s reason why he s in that position and your just another guy who comments on news blog. i m sure he knows better what he does than you do.
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-2+15 # Thomas 2013-02-12 11:30
You are already promoting China in the Indian Ocean area, and now trying to pacify Indian audience.
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-2+11 # perumal 2013-02-12 14:38
Exactly, a pawn talks strategy to the the chess players!
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-2+4 # dharshini 2013-02-12 14:12
Bavana, before you expecting from others what you people do to others, without the indian government support can sri lanka won the war against ltte?
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-10+2 # lonawala 2013-02-12 14:34
long live srilanka china relationship, we should thrownout beggers indians from island.
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