Gotabaya finds himself at centre of bipolar geopolitics

[TamilNet, Sunday, 19 January 2020, 23:16 GMT]
"Being geographically super positioned in a strategic location, #LKA will always face many political challenges. However, I strongly believe that we need to be economically strong, in order to gain the political independence needed," SL President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tweeted a day after his meeting with India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. The Indian NSA called on him on Saturday after the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister earlier this week.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa seems to be under heavy pressure to choose sides, between the "win-win" China which wants him to pronounce the relationship as "Strategic Partner" of China and the "zero-sum" USA that wants Colombo to fall in line with Narendra Modi's India.

Mr Rajapaksa is seeking a multi-polar world order to enable the SL State to sustain its economy to consolidate the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka,

However, strategically located islands, archipelagic states as well as the small littoral states bordering India and China are under heavy pressure to commit to the "rules-based international order" of the USA and the "deals-based" order of China.

The Maldives seems to have decided to join the US-India bandwagon.

In the meantime, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice G Wells, who stopped over in Colombo this week handed over a letter from US President Donald Trump to SL President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The content of the message has not been revealed to media.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
25.09.20 22:08   Photo
South Asia mourns SPB's demise
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=39703