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Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Karthik S » 13 Nov 2017 11:15

Weren't there talks of how RAW played a hand in bringing down Rajapakse to assist someone who is more pro Delhi? May be things didn't go as planned.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 13 Nov 2017 11:15

This are all rumors with no basis.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby periaswamy » 13 Nov 2017 19:36

SL papers have a lot of conspiracy theories about India in SL all the time.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby ashish raval » 15 Nov 2017 03:39

ArjunPandit wrote:ashish the problem is that ..the guy with lamborghini will rape our friend too...and will take over the flat of our friend who is our neighbour too, the question is you pull the friend out of this deep shit or wait for the guy to be at door with a gun in your hand,
make this situation when the 'friend' becomes son or brother. I will not go to the xtent of saying porkis as our friends who are just 'misguided' but SL is seriously. We both have rough patches in our relationship, but let's realize we dont want another pakistan in our neighbourhood


Why exactly do you think srilanka is old friend who has lost track and not someone who is a wolf in sheep clothing who will milk India by playing same game again an again by doing India Vs China in their land?

I have not seen a single step by Srilankans which will make me think they have changed from 5 years back. Heck they even offered shitty location for us to develop as if we are happy with breadcrumbs just to be present in Srilanka. I will not want GoI to part a single money to bail them out in whatsoever.

Bottom line Srilanka is not a friend and to assume that is a grave misjudgement imho. You are free to have your view but I don't see any verified evidence on ground.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby periaswamy » 15 Nov 2017 03:53

There are no friends in foreign politics, but there are allies and adversaries/enemies and a sliding scale in between. SL could be considered an ally if its actions end up as a net positive in securing India, but given how they have deliberately chosen to sell themselves to the Chinese to India's detriment, it is closer to an adversary than it is an ally.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Gagan » 15 Nov 2017 09:24

Sri Lankan internal politics mandates a show of Independence.

So they are the first to rush to Terroristan's aid to play cricket with them, play the India vs China game in this century, much reminiscent of the US vs USSR game in the last century

They alongwith Nepal were miffed and unhappy when India withdrew from the SAARC summits and other meets in Pakistan

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 15 Nov 2017 10:07

Yes, they need a few years to reflect on what the Europeaans , Americans, Chinese and others are upto, bailing them out now with Indian tax payer money is a no no.

Let the Chinese seize thier lands, they let them offer something which is concrete and a win win for both Indians and Sri Lankans.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Philip » 15 Nov 2017 13:12

SL got caught in a debt trap thanks to Rajapakse,family and friends.The massive kickbacks that he allegedly demanded,"50%",from his Chinese patrons,made them add another 25% for their own "pocket money"! This was allegedly mentioned (R's 50%) by none other than the Chinese envoy himself.He was overconfident about the elections,thought that Ranil W would be the oppn. candidate and as his astrologer told him that Ranil W would not win,dismissed the unknown lightweight Sirisena,cunningly selected in secret by CBK as the joint Oppn. candidate,with no political baggage or controversies,to end the rule of Rajapakses. Sirisena now enthroned like all accidental rulers,has begun to like his exalted position and on several issues locks horns with Ranil.It's the "two steps forward,one step back" waltz! While ranil has the support of his party,Sirisena's SLFP is split with Rajapakse increasing his influence over its members thanks to the ill-gotten largesse that he has given them in the past and their hopes for the future!

Unfortunately,the GOSL is indebted to the PRC and has compromised on Htota and the Port City,assurances earlier given to india,whow ere happy to see the back of Rajapakse.The failure top prosecute the R "familia" for the huge corruption scams despite so much time having passed, is ensuring a rapid loss of support for the coalition govt. Rajapakse's popularity .or rather frustration with the current Sirisena/Ranil regime ,where the cost of living has skyrocketed,fuel shortages (blamed upon India as usual by Rajapakse!) due to non-payment of fuel bills by Sri Lankan Airways and shortages due to the CPC which supplies 85% of Lanka's fuel (the IOC JV supplies only 15%+),are increasing rajapakse's chances of making a comeback.

Added to this is the confusion over Constitutional reforms,strongly opposed by the powerful Buddhist clergy and the majority of the Sinhala-Buddhist electorate. What may even strangely worsen the situ is when the hordes of Chinko nationals arrive in the south to deprive the sons of the soil their villages and land which they've owned for thousands of years,in the "Great Chinese take-away" of thousands of hectares in the HT region. This will again be laid at the feet of the present regime,while Rajapakse responsible for the fiasco in the first place will oppose it (as he is doing now) and reap rich rewards!

India and its new HC has its work cut out in SL.Unfortunately we dropped the ball a long time ago during the UPA era and the Modi regime is trying hard toi rectify the damage done.


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