Sri Lanka president arrives in India on first foreign trip

February 15, 2015 1:45 PM

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New Delhi: Sri Lanka`s new president arrived in India Sunday on his first foreign trip in office, trying to rebuild ties hit by tensions over growing Chinese influence on the strategically located island.

Maithripala Sirisena landed in New Delhi for the four-day trip aimed at allaying Indian fears over China`s influence on the island that strengthened under President Mahinda Rajapakse`s decade-long rule.

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