It’s natural for U.S. ambassador to stand for Indian involvement in ECT

Some eminent Buddhist monks such as Ven. Elle Gunawamsa Thera and Ven. Medagoda Abhayatissa Thera are among those who made the most incisive and hard hitting comments against the regime

The U.S. has long advocated for what it called ‘free and open navigation’ in the Indo-pacific region.  India is a strategic alliance with the U.S. in this respect

The U.S. Defence Strategic Guidance issued in January 2012 had discussed India and characterised U.S. hopes for the country to exert leadership in the Indian Ocean

The business model proposed by the Government for the development of the East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo in partnership with an Indian company has come under severe criticism by the trade unions including those affiliated to the government. A section of the powerful Buddhist clergy has also thrown its weight behind the port workers’ agitation- a move that really made it difficult for the Government to decide on it.  Some eminent Buddhist monks such as Ven. Elle Gunawamsa Thera and Ven. Medagoda Abhayatissa Thera are among those who made the most incisive and hard hitting comments against the regime. 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/Its-natural-for-U-S-ambassador-to-stand-for-Indian-involvement-in-ECT/172-204615

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