COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  | Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia.

Chinese and Indian diplomats have been careful not to overtly take sides in the political turmoil, which has seen President Maithripala Sirisena oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replace him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, and suspend Parliament.

Wickremesinghe, meanwhile, has holed up at the prime minister’s residence and insisted he is Sri Lanka’s rightful leader.

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