Written by Bella Dalima
12 May, 2017 | 9:27 pm
Reuters, quoting two senior government officials, has reported that Sri Lanka has rejected China’s request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month.
Sri Lanka last allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in Colombo in October 2014, a move that triggered fierce opposition from its northern neighbour India, which worries about growing Chinese activity in a country it has long viewed as part of its area of influence.
Reuters reports that a senior government official said Sri Lanka was “unlikely” to agree to China’s request to dock the submarine at any time, given India’s concerns.
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