India has taken over the overall development of Sri Lanka. India will provide financial assistance of `800 crores for the first phase of solar energy projects. India has provided assistance to three solar projects in the country. The solar agreement was signed by Gopal Bagle, India’s Representative in Sri Lanka, and Dallas Alahapperuma, Sri Lanka’s Energy Minister.
Last month, the Sri Lankan president and prime minister issued a joint statement saying India was the first priority. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa also spoke on security in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka’s unexpected turn of events against China’s desire to establish a foothold in India in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
Sri Lanka’s opposition to China’s rudeness to India in Ladakh and the Corona issue has changed its attitude towards India. Rajapaksa had a meeting with the Indian Prime Minister late last year. External Affairs Minister The meeting with Jayashankar also gave great confidence to Sri Lanka.