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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2788

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China and Sri Lanka: A History that Stretches Back into the Mists of Time – Trade, Religion and Diplomacy

Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean at the southern tip of India and the meeting point of the monsoon winds, and swirling ocean currents, Sri Lanka occupies an enviable strategic geographical position. A blessing that, with judicious handling and long term vision, can be leveraged to contribute to its aspirations to achieve prosperity but, mismanaged, a curse that has and will attract the unwelcome attentions of global and regional powers seeking to use the island's incomparable location to their benefit, especially to dominate the Indian Ocean.

Dr. Palitha Kohona
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