Politics New Delhi's warm words for Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajpaksa won’t comfort him as much as Beijing’s cash Updated : November 29, 2019 04:10 PM IST Even though Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be reluctant to irk India, the fundamentals of the country’s position haven’t changed. Sri Lanka’s new govt needs someone to pay the ill-considered debt it picked up — but India simply isn’t in a financial position to play Santa Claus. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.