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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2834

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Sri Lanka! Take stock of U.S. military engagement in Indo-Pacific

wo significant developments occurred last week – to be exact on January 14 – if Sri Lanka bothers to take serious note because of the two events’ implications to this South Asian nation which Washington considers strategically located in the Indo-Pacific region and US official documents have already named Sri Lanka as a “Willing Partner”.

 Mr. Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in September  in Houston, USA
 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with Indian PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi in December
Trump White House official for South Asia in the National Security Council Lisa Curtis (right) talking to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Alice Wells, Assistant Secretary for South-Central Asian Affairs of the State Department and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz when they met the President on January 14
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