Foreign Policy of a Sovereign Nation by Sugeeswara Senadhira

Last week’s Iran visit of President Maithripala Sirisena underlined the fact that Sri Lankan foreign policy is not decided in Washington, London, New Delhi or Beijing, but in Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, the official capital of the country. Sri Lankan foreign policy has been drafted on twin pillars of the Asia-centric middle path and friendship with all countries. As the foreign policy of any country puts the country’s interests first, Sri Lanka too cannot be rigid in its policy towards the international community.

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