New Delhi: Amid the continuing political upheaval in Sri Lanka, India on Sunday mentioned it stands with the individuals of the island nation as they search to understand their aspirations for prosperity and progress via democratic means, values and constitutional framework, information company PTI reported. Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned that India continues to intently comply with the developments in Sri Lanka and it’s conscious of the a number of challenges that the crisis-hit nation and its persons are going through.
“We’re conscious of the various challenges that Sri Lanka and its individuals have been going through, and we’ve stood with the Sri Lankan individuals as they’ve tried to beat this troublesome interval,” Bagchi mentioned in a press release.
“India stands with the individuals of Sri Lanka as they search to understand their aspirations for prosperity and progress via democratic means and values, established establishments and constitutional framework,” he added.
Responding to media queries on the scenario in Sri Lanka, the MEA spokesperson, referring to India’s monetary support to assist the island nation cope with its extreme financial disaster, mentioned, “In pursuance of the central place that Sri Lanka occupies in our Neighbourhood First coverage, India has prolonged this yr itself an unprecedented assist of over USD 3.8 billion for ameliorating the intense financial scenario in Sri Lanka.”
Notably, amid the chaos, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday introduced that he’s able to step down from his submit after indignant protesters stormed his official residence and set Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s non-public residence on fireplace.