May 10, 2022

India reiterates commitment to the SL people

A statement issued earlier today (10) by the Indian High Commission in Colombo, India has reiterated its commitment to the people of Sri Lanka.

The High Commission notes that the Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs has noted today that "India will always be guided by the best interests of the people of Sri Lanka expressed through democratic processes."

"As a close neighbour of Sri Lanka, with historical ties, India is fully supportive of its (Sri Lanka's) democracy, stability and economic recovery," the spokesperson has added.

"In keeping with our Neighbourhood First policy, India has extended this year alone support worth over US$ 3.5 billion to the people of Sri Lanka for helping them overcome their current difficulties. In addition, the people of India have provided assistance for mitigating the shortages of essential items such as food, medicine etc."