Friends and relatives

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 19:41 hrs

What exactly is India’s relationship with Sri Lanka, given our interventions in its ethnic wars? How does it compare with China, given that country’s energetic investment in the island nation? Sarath Amunugama, Sri Lanka’s deputy minister of finance and planning, provided an interesting answer from the Sri Lankan perspective while addressing an economic conference in Delhi. China is a friend, he said, while India is a relative. Touché?

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