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www.dailynews.lk: A Neutral Foreign Policy in Current Context

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Picture courtesy President’s Media UnitDuring a recent TV interview, the host asked the guest whether Sri Lanka’s foreign policy is in “shambles”.

The reason for the question was perhaps because of the lack of consistency between the statement made by the President and the Secretary to the Foreign Ministry relating to foreign policy.

However, the Secretary to the Foreign Ministry has on different occasions stated that Sri Lanka’s foreign policy is “Neutral and Non-Aligned”.

Having made Sri Lanka vulnerable, India proceeded to coerce Sri Lanka to accept the Indo-Lanka Accord under which India was committed to disarm the militants.

As far as Sri Lanka is concerned this new dynamic compels Sri Lanka to make one of four choices.

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