Godahewa’s novice geopolitical commentary advances conspiracy theories

Japanese Defence Minister on recent visit with Sri Lanka State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene

August 25, 2018 (LBO) – Controversial former SEC Chairman and corporate executive Nalaka Godahewa has released a youtube video with his commentary on the recent visit of the Japanese Defence Minister and its geopolitical implications.

In it he puts forward theories of geopolitical posturing by countries such as the United States, Japan, India and China with regards to ports and airports in Sri Lanka.

Foreign policy analysts have suggested that Godahewa and the political constituency that he represents are treading on issues that are out of their depth.  Godahewa has limited formal experience in foreign policy and is seen as a novice in the field.

The controversial and legally burdened Godahewa is seen as linked to Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his potential political aspirations.  Analysts say that with experienced figures like former Foreign Minister G. L. Peries in the SLPP camp, it is peculiar that Godahewa is attempting to tread on complex geopolitical issues.