The Asian Sun car shipping carrier approaches the main port of Sri Lanka’s Chinese-built Hambantota port.(ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Asian Sun car shipping carrier approaches the main port of Sri Lanka’s Chinese-built Hambantota port.
(ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka Defends China’s Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean

December 28, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Sri Lanka’s transformation from British colony to Chinese pearl highlights the declining influence of America and Britain in the Indian Ocean.
 

As the United States grows increasingly concerned about the role of the Chinese Navy in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is supporting China’s role in the region.

Addressing a gathering of naval delegations from 28 countries at the annual maritime conference in the southern city of Galle on December 13, Rajapaksa insisted that multimillion-dollar funding from China to Sri Lankan ports was purely a commercial interest.

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