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Sri Lankan envoy vows to foster strong partnership with RI

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah and Esther Samboh

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, February 4 2008 | 12:48 pm

PREMIUM When Sri Lanka became independent from Britain sixty years ago, its socio-economic progress was only second to Japan in Asia. At that time, we didn't have economic dragons, elephants or tigers. Most of the Asian states were busy building their nations after independence from European colonial masters. In the early 1960s, Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew visited Colombo and stayed in the...