Written by Zulfick Farzan
11 Jul, 2022 | 9:15 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Indian High Commission in Colombo had categorically denied speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka.
These reports and such views are also not in keeping with the position of the Government of India, tweeted the High Commission.
The Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs of India clearly stated that India stands with the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity & progress through democratic means & values, established institutions & constitutional framework.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “India is Sri Lanka’s closest neighbour and our two countries share deep civilizational bonds.”
“We continue to closely follow the recent developments in Sri Lanka. India stands with the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity and progress through democratic means and values, established institutions and constitutional framework,” Bagchi said.
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said the Indian government has always been supportive of Sri Lanka and it was “trying to help” the neighbouring country through its present economic crisis and made it clear that there was “no refugee crisis right now”.
Speaking to reporters outside the Thiruvananthapuram airport after arriving in the state capital on a three-day visit, Jaishankar said, “We have been very supportive of Sri Lanka. We are trying to help and we are always very helpful where they are concerned.
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