Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations: Analytical Review on Political & Cultural Relations Since 2005

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Hasith Kandaudahewa

University of Colombo - Department of International Relations

Date Written: August 23, 2014

Abstract

In ancient history, India and Sri Lanka maintained close relationship with each other’s due to closed geographical proximity. Meanwhile religious and political ideology brought important factors to determine bilateral relations between both countries. In modern international relations both countries maintain close relationship with each other’s in Political and Cultural arena. Thru the political and cultural interdependency India has become a key player in regional and international development scenario. Indo-Sri Lanka Political and Cultural relations mark critical point since the beginning of ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. Sinhala Tamil ethnic conflict which is protracted internal war made more Indian involvement to Sri Lanka in past three decades. Under His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations began into develop interdependency with each other’s. Moreover India becomes more influence party to determine Northern and Eastern development over Sri Lankan Tamil community during Eleam War IV and post war era.

Keywords: Post-War Development, Political Relations, Ethnic Sensitivity

Suggested Citation

Kandaudahewa, Hasith, Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations: Analytical Review on Political & Cultural Relations Since 2005 (August 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2852948 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2852948

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