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50 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

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COLOMBO: Nearly 50 Indian fishermenwere arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters.

The Indian fishermen were on board 12 trawlers. They have been accused of indulging in bottom trawling which is outlawed in Sri Lanka, Naval spokesman Commander Chaminda Walakuluge said.

They were escorted to the fisheries harbour in Karainagar in Jaffna. The fishermen would be handed over to the fisheries inspection office in Jaffna for further action, the Navy added.

Fishermen from both countries are arrested frequently by the maritime security agencies of both countries for illegal fishing and often stray into illegal waters due to absence of any proper technology to confirm the coastline border between Pakistan and India near Sir Creek in the Arabian Sea.
 

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12-January, 2018 17:16 IST

Sri Lanka Tri- Services delegation visits Kochi

In order to strengthen the existing India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties, a nine-member Sri Lankan Tri- Services delegation, headed by Mr Kapila Waidyaratne, PC, Secretary of Defence made a two-day visit to the Southern Naval Command, (SNC) Kochi from 11 Jan 18.

During their stay at Kochi, the Sri Lankan delegation had discussions with Vice Admiral AR Karve, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SNC on matters of mutual interest to both countries, including aspects related to training conducted by Indian Navy for Sri Lankan trainees at various units of SNC. The Sri Lankan delegation also visited Water Survival Training Facility (a facility which trains the aviation crew in survival techniques in case of an aircraft crash at sea), Flight and Tactical Simulator (helicopter flight training simulator), Ship Handling Simulator and Joint Operations Centre, Kochi.

Naval cooperation with Sri Lanka today covers a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from training to operations, which includes Capability Building and Capacity Augmentation, coordinated patrolling along the common maritime border, as well as port calls.

The visit was undertaken on the sidelines of the 5th India Sri Lanka Annual Defence Dialogue held at New Delhi from 8-9 Jan 18. The delegation departed Kochi on 12 Jan 18 for Colombo.
 

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India gives USD 45.27 mn aid to develop KKS harbour in Lanka

Press Trust of India, Colombo, Jan 12 2018, 15:01 IST

David Rasquinha and RHS Samaratunga after signing the agreement which will see India fund the KKS Harbour upgrade. Twitter photo.

India has extended a fresh financial assistance of USD 45.27 million for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in northern Sri Lanka into a commercial port and strengthening the country's efforts to become a regional maritime hub.

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance and Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) signed an agreement in this regard on January 10, the Indian High Commission said.

"An agreement for Indian financial assistance for USD 45.27 million (LKR 6.9 billion) for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour was signed on January 10 in New Delhi by David Rasquinha, Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India and RHS Samaratunga, Secretary to Treasury of Sri Lanka," the statement said.

The upgrade project would make KKS Harbour a full-fledged commercial port, further strengthening Sri Lanka's efforts to become a regional maritime hub, the statement said.

It would also assist in reconstruction efforts in northern Sri Lanka.

In terms of the MoU between India and Sri Lanka for rehabilitation of KKS Harbour, four out of the six phases of the rehabilitation have already been completed under India's grant assistance.

This includes preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR), works related to Geotechnical studies, wreck removal and disposal, dredging and hydrographic survey.

The fresh assistance of USD 45.27 million would be used for the remaining two phases involving works relating to the rehabilitation of the breakwater and existing pier, construction of a new pier for commercial cargo handling, installation of port infrastructure facilities, etc.

"The signing of the MoU is a reflection of the continued commitment of Government of India to assist Sri Lanka in its development journey," the statement said.

The KKS port was rendered useless after the LTTE attacked it during the civil war. The port was key in connecting the Jaffna peninsula with the rest of Sri Lanka and also India.
 

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Sri Lanka gives green light for Chinese LNG plant near Hambantota port
Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka is operated by China Merchants Port Holdings. Photo: Bloomberg
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Sri Lanka’s state-run investment body has approved a US$500 million liquefied natural gas plant by China Machinery Engineering near a Chinese-controlled port and industrial zone, the development strategies minister said on Friday.

The state-run Board of Investment had approved investment projects worth US$1 billion in the first quarter, Malik Samarawickrama said, the largest of which was the LNG project in Hambantota, where China Merchants Port Holdings controls a Chinese-built port on a 99-year lease.

The port, which is leased for US$1.12 billion, is near the main shipping route from Asia to Europe and likely to play a major role in China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”.

Sri Lanka determined to agree free trade deal with China and India despite local scepticism

Chinese control of Hambantota, as well as a plan to acquire about 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) to develop an industrial zone nearby, has raised fears that it could also be used for Chinese naval vessels.

Government and diplomatic sources have told Reuters that the United States, India and Japan had raised concerns that China might use the port as a naval base. The Sri Lankan government has said the agreement bans usage of the port for military purposes.

Joe Felter, deputy assistant defence secretary for South and Southeast Asia, said some of Beijing’s activities in the South Pacific had not been “consistent” with what that strategy promoted.

He named developments at the ports of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Gwadar in Pakistan, as well as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as “predatory economic activities”.

“Into the South Pacific, we heard some other disturbing news on China’s predatory economic activities – they are also trying to gain a foothold in ways we don’t think are consistent with the interests of those individual states and countries,” Felter said.

Sri Lanka wants more time to negotiate free trade deal with China as concern mounts over Beijing’s influence

There are also rising concerns that China is intensifying the debt problems of Sri Lanka. The nation’s economy is struggling under debts owed to China with the rupee depreciating.

Critics have said Sri Lanka could sink deeper into debt with China because of infrastructure projects that China funded under its belt and road programme.

This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Sri Lanka approves Chinese gas plant near key port
 

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Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India

Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300m housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the government said, ahead of a visit by its prime minister to New Delhi.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet his counterpart Narendra Modi for talks on Saturday in India's capital. The two countries have long-standing ties, partly because of cultural and ethnic links between Tamils, most of whom live in southern India and Sri Lanka's north and east.


In April, state-run China Railway Beijing Engineering Group Co Ltd won a tender worth more than $300m to build 40,000 houses in Jaffna in Sri Lanka's north, with China's Exim bank to provide funding.

But the project was halted after residents demanded brick houses, saying they preferred their traditional type of dwelling instead of the concrete structures the Chinese firm had planned.

On Wednesday, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the cabinet had approved a new proposal for 28,000 houses worth 35.8bn rupees ($210m) to be built by Indian firm ND Enterprises and two Sri Lankan firms in the north and east.

The planned homes are part of a total requirement of 65,000, he added.

Construction has helped China expand its role as an international power [Stringer/Reuters]

"The rest of the houses will be given to firms which are ready to build them at lower prices," Senaratne told reporters in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, adding that China could also be considered in future for the remaining housing projects.

In Beijing on Thursday, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular news briefing that China's cooperation with Sri Lanka was derived from consultations on an equal footing and he hoped that cooperation would be viewed objectively.

Critics have said a big Chinese port project and related infrastructure in Sri Lanka's south have been dragging the country of 21 million people deep into debt.

India has built 44,000 houses in the country's north in the first phase of reconstruction after a 26-year-war with Tamil Tiger rebels and plans to rebuild Palaly airport and Kankesanthurai harbour, both heavily damaged in the conflict.


But in recent years, China has swept in, building ports, power plants and highways as part of Beijing's String of Pearls strategy to build a network of friendly ports across Asia.

India has long considered Sri Lanka, just off its southern coast, as part of its sphere of influence and sought to push back against China's expanding maritime presence.
 

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There were some reports saying Rajapaksa is seeking Indian help to win next elections. How far this is true?
 

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Sri Lanka's disputed PM Mahinda Rajapakse steps down
AFP | Updated: Dec 14, 2018, 20:04 IST
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rajapakse's legislator son Namal said he will quit Saturday "to ensure stability of the nation"
  • The latest decision of Rajapakse to back down came as the Supreme Court ruled that he and his purported cabinet should not exercise the powers of the office they claim until he could prove his legitimacy.
COLOMBO:

Sri Lanka
's strongman leader

Mahinda Rajapakse
will step down from his disputed position of premier, his son said Friday, signalling an end to a crippling seven-week long power struggle.


Rajapakse's legislator son Namal said he will quit Saturday "to ensure stability of the nation", after the

Supreme Court ordered that
he should not exercise the powers of the office he has claimed since October 26.


Namal Rajapakse said they will join a coalition with President Maithripala Sirisena who triggered the political crisis on October 26 by sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with former foe Rajapakse.


The latest decision of Rajapakse to back down came as the Supreme Court ruled that he and his purported cabinet should not exercise the powers of the office they claim until he could prove his legitimacy.


The court ruling also meant that the country was effectively without a government and heading for a shut down in the absence of parliament voting for a budget for 2019.


In another blow to Sirisena, the highest court ruled on Thursday that his sacking of parliament on November 9 was illegal and cancelled a snap election he had called for January 5.

Rajapakse failed to prove his majority in parliament and was twice defeated in no-confidence motions on November 14 and 16, but refused to step down.


Wickremesinghe also refused to step down since October 26 maintaining that his sacking was illegal. That issue is currently being canvassed before courts.


Political sources said Sirisena was likely to invite Wickremesinghe to form a new government over the weekend and end the power vacuum.
 

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Sri Lanka’s India ties hinge on Pakistan policy under Gotabaya


NEW DELHI: Newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ties with India will be tested on not only his family’s close ties with China but also his links with Pakistan.

As a young army officer in the early 1970s, Rajapaksa was sent to Pakistan for an officers’ training course at a time when Sri Lanka maintained strong relations with Pakistan, ET has learnt. Later, during the war with the LTTE, when he was the defence secretary under his brother Mahinda’s presidency, Pakistan military supported the Sri Lankan army.

Pakistan was quick to congratulate Rajapaksa on his victory, like India, and expressed the hope that the new dispensation in Colombo would reverse some of the earlier decisions vis-à-vis Pakistan, according to people aware of the matter.

While current PM Ranil Wickremasinghe backed India on Kashmir and earlier boycott of SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad in 2016, all eyes will be on Sri Lanka’s Pakistan policy under Rajapaksa. Wickremasinghe could be replaced soon, according to reports according to reports from Colombo.


“He (Ranil Wickremesinghe) is so close to India that his attitude towards Pakistan remained cold. Had (Sajith) Premadasa won the election, it would have been a disaster for Pakistan,” a Pakistan Foreign Office official told Pakistani English daily Express Tribune on condition of anonymity. “For Pakistan, the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is certainly a positive development.”


During the last decade of civil war involving the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Pakistani military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) developed close links with Sri Lanka’s military including supply of defence equipment. According to The News of Pakistan, pilots of Pakistan Air Force participated in air strikes against LTTE bases in August 2008. Pakistan also deputed some of its army officers to Colombo to guide the Sri Lankan security forces in their operations.


It may be recalled that during the 1971 unrest that led to the creation of Bangladesh, after India withdrew landing and overflight rights to Pakistan, Sri Lanka granted refuelling facilities to Pakistan International Airlines. In March-April 1971, as the Pakistan Army launched Operation Searchlight to crush the independence movement in East Pakistan, Pakistani civilian and military aircraft made 174 landings at Katunayake international airport.

The ISI had for years been trying to get a foothold in Sri Lanka and one of its officers was once even targeted by the LTTE in Colombo. The ISI also tried to fish in troubled waters following tensions between Sinhala majority and Muslims in Sri Lanka, hoping to recruit for terrorist organisations, according to people aware of the matter.

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Sri Lanka’s India ties hinge on Pakistan policy under Gotabaya


NEW DELHI: Newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ties with India will be tested on not only his family’s close ties with China but also his links with Pakistan.

As a young army officer in the early 1970s, Rajapaksa was sent to Pakistan for an officers’ training course at a time when Sri Lanka maintained strong relations with Pakistan, ET has learnt. Later, during the war with the LTTE, when he was the defence secretary under his brother Mahinda’s presidency, Pakistan military supported the Sri Lankan army.

Pakistan was quick to congratulate Rajapaksa on his victory, like India, and expressed the hope that the new dispensation in Colombo would reverse some of the earlier decisions vis-à-vis Pakistan, according to people aware of the matter.

While current PM Ranil Wickremasinghe backed India on Kashmir and earlier boycott of SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad in 2016, all eyes will be on Sri Lanka’s Pakistan policy under Rajapaksa. Wickremasinghe could be replaced soon, according to reports according to reports from Colombo.


“He (Ranil Wickremesinghe) is so close to India that his attitude towards Pakistan remained cold. Had (Sajith) Premadasa won the election, it would have been a disaster for Pakistan,” a Pakistan Foreign Office official told Pakistani English daily Express Tribune on condition of anonymity. “For Pakistan, the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is certainly a positive development.”


During the last decade of civil war involving the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Pakistani military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) developed close links with Sri Lanka’s military including supply of defence equipment. According to The News of Pakistan, pilots of Pakistan Air Force participated in air strikes against LTTE bases in August 2008. Pakistan also deputed some of its army officers to Colombo to guide the Sri Lankan security forces in their operations.


It may be recalled that during the 1971 unrest that led to the creation of Bangladesh, after India withdrew landing and overflight rights to Pakistan, Sri Lanka granted refuelling facilities to Pakistan International Airlines. In March-April 1971, as the Pakistan Army launched Operation Searchlight to crush the independence movement in East Pakistan, Pakistani civilian and military aircraft made 174 landings at Katunayake international airport.

The ISI had for years been trying to get a foothold in Sri Lanka and one of its officers was once even targeted by the LTTE in Colombo. The ISI also tried to fish in troubled waters following tensions between Sinhala majority and Muslims in Sri Lanka, hoping to recruit for terrorist organisations, according to people aware of the matter.

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And SL was gifted church bombings by beloved Pakistan.....and guess who ws targeted post bombings yes Pakistanis in SL lol
 

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And SL was gifted church bombings by beloved Pakistan.....and guess who ws targeted post bombings yes Pakistanis in SL lol
LoL that’s true Sri Lankan Buddhists beat the Shit out of the Camel Piss Drinker Porki Bastards who visited Island of tourists Visas and also ones Staying there Illegally.
 

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IS SRI LANKA GOING NEPAL WAY? :shock:

Sri Lanka: Can Ravana ensure a victory for Rajapaksas?


Among other factors, India and Sri Lanka's history is also knit by a Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

Its protagonist is Lord Ram and antagonist, the demon-king of Lanka, Ravana.

In Ramayana, Ravana abducts Lord Rama's wife Sita, takes her to Lanka, where she was kept as a prisoner.

In India, by and large, Ravana is considered as a symbol of evil and Lord Rama is celebrated.

The Hindu deity is often mentioned in Indian election rallies too, where voters are promised of building a Ram temple.

On August 5, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the temple town of Ayodhya to lay the foundation for the Lord Rama temple.

On the same day, Sri Lanka will vote, but unlike India, it is heading to elections by celebrating Ravana.


Sri Lanka considers him a great ruler and a learned scholar.

Interestingly, the name of Sri Lanka's first indigenous satellite is Ravana-1.

In this island nation, a Buddhist monk-led political organisation is called Ravana Balaya.

And now, the Sinhalese Buddhists are trying to build a cult around Ravana.

They are projecting him as an embodiment of Sri Lanka's fight against India and the West.

Sri Lankan President Gotabay Rajapaksa's nationalist government is trying to cash on this narrative.

Recently, the Lankan Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation issued a newspaper advertisement, which urged people to share research and documents on Ravana.

The government said it is conducting research on the lost aerial routes.

In mythology, Ravana is said to have built an aircraft, which he used to fly to India and other overseas lands.

So, what is being presented as scientific research is nothing but an attempt to stir-up nationalistic sentiments.

It is also being used to unite the Sinhalese Buddhist, who Rajapaksas see as their vote bank.

As they seek votes with the promise of unity, it is Ravana, who is once again emerging as a charismatic leader, and a symbol of Lankan power.
 

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IS SRI LANKA GOING NEPAL WAY? :shock:

Sri Lanka: Can Ravana ensure a victory for Rajapaksas?


Among other factors, India and Sri Lanka's history is also knit by a Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

Its protagonist is Lord Ram and antagonist, the demon-king of Lanka, Ravana.

In Ramayana, Ravana abducts Lord Rama's wife Sita, takes her to Lanka, where she was kept as a prisoner.

In India, by and large, Ravana is considered as a symbol of evil and Lord Rama is celebrated.

The Hindu deity is often mentioned in Indian election rallies too, where voters are promised of building a Ram temple.

On August 5, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the temple town of Ayodhya to lay the foundation for the Lord Rama temple.

On the same day, Sri Lanka will vote, but unlike India, it is heading to elections by celebrating Ravana.


Sri Lanka considers him a great ruler and a learned scholar.

Interestingly, the name of Sri Lanka's first indigenous satellite is Ravana-1.

In this island nation, a Buddhist monk-led political organisation is called Ravana Balaya.

And now, the Sinhalese Buddhists are trying to build a cult around Ravana.

They are projecting him as an embodiment of Sri Lanka's fight against India and the West.

Sri Lankan President Gotabay Rajapaksa's nationalist government is trying to cash on this narrative.

Recently, the Lankan Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation issued a newspaper advertisement, which urged people to share research and documents on Ravana.

The government said it is conducting research on the lost aerial routes.

In mythology, Ravana is said to have built an aircraft, which he used to fly to India and other overseas lands.

So, what is being presented as scientific research is nothing but an attempt to stir-up nationalistic sentiments.

It is also being used to unite the Sinhalese Buddhist, who Rajapaksas see as their vote bank.

As they seek votes with the promise of unity, it is Ravana, who is once again emerging as a charismatic leader, and a symbol of Lankan power.
Rajapaksa is most likely to win too. That's bad for India.
 

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IS SRI LANKA GOING NEPAL WAY? :shock:

Sri Lanka: Can Ravana ensure a victory for Rajapaksas?


Among other factors, India and Sri Lanka's history is also knit by a Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

Its protagonist is Lord Ram and antagonist, the demon-king of Lanka, Ravana.

In Ramayana, Ravana abducts Lord Rama's wife Sita, takes her to Lanka, where she was kept as a prisoner.

In India, by and large, Ravana is considered as a symbol of evil and Lord Rama is celebrated.

The Hindu deity is often mentioned in Indian election rallies too, where voters are promised of building a Ram temple.

On August 5, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the temple town of Ayodhya to lay the foundation for the Lord Rama temple.

On the same day, Sri Lanka will vote, but unlike India, it is heading to elections by celebrating Ravana.


Sri Lanka considers him a great ruler and a learned scholar.

Interestingly, the name of Sri Lanka's first indigenous satellite is Ravana-1.

In this island nation, a Buddhist monk-led political organisation is called Ravana Balaya.

And now, the Sinhalese Buddhists are trying to build a cult around Ravana.

They are projecting him as an embodiment of Sri Lanka's fight against India and the West.

Sri Lankan President Gotabay Rajapaksa's nationalist government is trying to cash on this narrative.

Recently, the Lankan Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation issued a newspaper advertisement, which urged people to share research and documents on Ravana.

The government said it is conducting research on the lost aerial routes.

In mythology, Ravana is said to have built an aircraft, which he used to fly to India and other overseas lands.

So, what is being presented as scientific research is nothing but an attempt to stir-up nationalistic sentiments.

It is also being used to unite the Sinhalese Buddhist, who Rajapaksas see as their vote bank.

As they seek votes with the promise of unity, it is Ravana, who is once again emerging as a charismatic leader, and a symbol of Lankan power.
India should have supported the Hindu Tamils instead of these Buddhist Sinhalese in the civil war. That was was ruined by the idiotic policies of the Khangressi party with there intervention in the civil war turning many Tamils in india and Sri Lanka against the India and Indian Government. If the Tamils hypothetically won the civil war against Sinhalese with Indian support we might have been able to annex the Hindu Tamil Majority areas of the island. Just like how Turkey did it with Northern Cyprus.

the Sinhalese like Bangladeshi and Now Nepali have Anti-India mindset. They consider India as some kind of Bad Guy and also Thinking they are superior to india. Creating Fake-Nationalist claims. The Sinhalese also attacked and damaged many Hindu Tamil Temples and Religious and Cultural institutions during the Civil War as part of there scorched earth policy against tamils.

I have seen many Sinhalese claim that they defeated the Indian “Funded” and “Supported” Tamil Tigers without any support from any state and how Tamil Tigers beat India but Sri Lanka was able defeat them which means Sri Lanka has superior military than India.

These people are highly deluded like the Pakis and Bangladeshis thinking Indian restrained and engagement based on reducing the civilian casualties as some kind of weakness. These type of rhetoric by our enemies and neighbors are amplified by nonchalant attitude of Indian People and Government. They think they can do what ever they want against India but India won’t retaliate against them.
 
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India should have supported the Hindu Tamils instead of these Buddhist Sinhalese in the civil war. That was was ruined by the idiotic policies of the Khangressi party with there intervention in the civil war turning many Tamils in india and Sri Lanka against the India and Indian Government. If the Tamils hypothetically won the civil war against Sinhalese with Indian support we might have been able to annex the Hindu Tamil Majority areas of the island. Just like how Turkey did it with Northern Cyprus.

the Sinhalese like Bangladeshi and Now Nepali have Anti-India mindset. They consider India as some kind of Bad Guy and also Thinking they are superior to india. Creating Fake-Nationalist claims. The Sinhalese also attacked and damaged many Hindu Tamil Temples and Religious and Cultural institutions during the Civil War as part of there scorched earth policy against tamils.

I have seen many Sinhalese claim that they defeated the Indian “Funded” and “Supported” Tamil Tigers without any support from any state and how Tamil Tigers beat India but Sri Lanka was able defeat them which means Sri Lanka has superior military than India.

These people are highly deluded like the Pakis and Bangladeshis thinking Indian restrained and engagement based on reducing the civilian casualties as some kind of weakness. These type of rhetoric by our enemies and neighbors are amplified by nonchalant attitude of Indian People and Government. They think they can do what ever they want against India but India won’t retaliate against them.
Lol & risk being sanctioned. You are forgetting those days India was already suffering from economic sanctions due to pokharan.
We should not have send force in the first place though. Let lankans believe whatever they want. Why do we care?
 

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Lol & risk being sanctioned. You are forgetting those days India was already suffering from economic sanctions due to pokharan.
We should not have send force in the first place though. Let lankans believe whatever they want. Why do we care?
I agree on not sending military forces but we should have definitely continued to support both overtly and covertly the Pro-India Hindu Tamils instead of the Sinhalese. Sanctions has never stopped India from continuing to develop our nuclear weapons. It’s not about Lankans believing in things bro. The majority Sri Lankans are not that friendly towards India. This is reflected in there foreign policies. Politicians in Sri Lanka like Nepal and Bangladesh also use Anti-India rhetoric to rile-up there Anti-India Population and Support Base to win elections. India is too soft on its neighbors which makes them think they can do what ever they want to India but India won’t retaliate. India should speak moderately and carry a big Stick.
 
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I agree on not sending military forces but we should have definitely continued to support both overtly and covertly the Pro-India Hindu Tamils instead of the Sinhalese. Sanctions has never stopped India from continuing to develop our nuclear weapons. It’s not about Lankans believing in things bro. The majority Sri Lankans are not that friendly towards India. This is reflected in there foreign policies. Politicians in Sri Lanka like Nepal and Bangladesh also use Anti-India rhetoric to rile-up there Anti-India Population and Support Base to win elections. India is too soft on its neighbors which makes them think they can do what ever they want to India but India won’t retaliate. India should speak moderately and carry a big Stick.
look India is currently not in a position to do anything. Any such attempt may forever push lanka in China's lap. That's what exactly Chinese want. We can always salvage the goodwill in future when we get strong ourselves coz Buddhism ultimately tends to mix with us well. The current govt. In SL in pro India. But when Rajapaksa comes it wil be turn anti India.
Politics is everywhere, corruption is massive problem in Sri lanka so their leaders tend to win elections on anti India sentiment that we supported LTTE.
Anyways I think they'll go Nepal way. We have to follow US footsteps, first get ourselves strong enough, Then we can go on having pro India governments in neighbourhood.
 

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