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India pledged $50 million in defense assistance to Sri Lanka during a meeting between India's national security adviser and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the weekend, The Times of India reported Jan. 19.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Jan. 14 to discuss bilateral relations, News in Asia reported. During the meeting, Wang emphasized Beijing's principle of non-interference in the island nation's internal affairs.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned Nov. 20, prompting newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint his brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, AFP has reported.
The Indian government is reportedly considering offering $1 billion in soft loans to the Maldives to repay Chinese debt while seeking a permanent military presence on the island nation, Nikkei reported Nov. 28. At the same time, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed two agreements with China that include a $32 million contract to develop berth capacity at a container terminal in Colombo, Reuters reported Nov. 29.
A majority of 122 lawmakers voted against recently installed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after the country's parliament reconvened on Nov. 14, dealing another blow to President Maithripala Sirisena following a Supreme Court decision to suspend his order to dissolve the legislature, Al Jazeera has reported.
The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has agreed to suspend President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of the country's parliament until Dec. 7 to review 13 petitions challenging the move's constitutionality, Al Jazeera reported Nov. 13.
The country's president has axed his erstwhile ally in favor of a former rival and strongman. The implications of the upheaval, however, will extend far beyond the island nation's shores to even affect the growing Sino-Indian rivalry.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament on Oct. 27 following his dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, The Daily Times reported. Parliament will remain closed until Nov. 16.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister after his political front, the United People's Freedom Alliance, left a ruling coalition with the United National Party of now-ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, The Times of India reported Oct. 26.