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Sri Lanka will NOT be party to ‘Big Power Rivalry’ & will prepare legislation to protect undersea cables

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has made it clear that his country will not be a part of any big power rivalry, especially in the Indian Ocean region."The total competition in the world has gone from US and Russia to US and China," said the President adding that whatever happens in Russia is a sideshow."Whether the US is in the Indian ocean we have no objections.

We have no objections to the Japanese or the Chinese being there, as long as there is no rivalry. We are the literal states, and we have to look after our interests.

The largest of them is India, and being the largest literal state India would like very much to ensure that there is no threat to them.

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