India is keeping a close watch on the Chinese activities taking place in Sri Lanka

India is keeping a close watch on the Chinese activities taking place in Sri Lanka

India is keeping a close watch on the Chinese activities taking place in Sri Lanka

Written by Tharusha Kumarasinghe

18 Oct, 2020 | 10:05 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Attorney-at-Law Vanathi Srinivasan, Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu says that India is keeping a close watch on the Chinese activities taking place in Sri Lanka and the pro-Chinese activities of the Sri Lankan government.

She made these remarks during an interview with the Weerakesari weekend newspaper.

Srinivasan points out that the arrival of a high-level Chinese delegation to Sri Lanka following discussions between the Prime Ministers of India and Sri Lanka confirms that the Rajapaksa government is beginning to work closely with China.

She also said that China was violating the North Indian border and was working closely with Sri Lanka.

The Barathiya Janatha Party representative said that there is a high possibility that the intense pressure from the Indian central government on the Indo-Lanka Accord and the settlement of ethnic issues, would further push Sri Lanka towards a pro-Chinese stance.

She added that the Indian government should focus on China’s investment in the South of Sri Lanka, and the role of Tamil representatives in the Sri Lankan government.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Vice President of the Bharathiya Janatha Party said, Central Government Minister Nitin Gadkari has initiated plans to construct a bridge between Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.

During the interview, the Vice President further said that she has expedited the establishment of a boat service between Karaikal and Kankesanthurai. The Vice President has also made remarks about flights between Palaly and India, the newspaper report said.

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