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International relations

Sri Lanka voters hand Rajapaksa strength to face India and China

Washington tweets its concern of the strategic island's indebtedness to Beijing

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother have a difficult economic path ahead of them but can count on financial favors as China, India, the U.S. and Japan vie for influence.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Sri Lankan voters have already detected a whiff of what the electoral landslide won by the country's most influential political clan earlier this week means to the international community, or at least what it means to India, the U.S. and Japan.

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