Categorically deny speculative stories about sending troops to Sri Lanka: India



India on Thursday dismissed speculations on sending troops to Sri Lanka.

The Indian Excessive Fee in Sri Lanka mentioned it absolutely helps Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability and financial restoration. The denial got here after “pretend and blatantly false” stories emerged following stories of Mahinda Rajapaksa and his household fleeing to India.

“The Excessive Fee wish to categorically deny speculative stories in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka. These stories and such views are additionally not in step with the place of the Authorities of India,” the Indian mission mentioned.

“The spokesperson of the ministry of exterior affairs of India clearly acknowledged yesterday that India is absolutely supportive of Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability and financial restoration,” it added.


The Excessive Fee wish to categorically deny speculative stories in sections of media and social media about #India sending her troops to Sri Lanka. These stories and such views are additionally not in step with the place of
the Authorities of #India. (1/2)
— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) Could 11, 2022

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India’s overseas ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi added that “India will all the time be guided by one of the best pursuits of the folks of Sri Lanka expressed via democratic processes”.

At the very least eight folks have died and over 250 wounded amid clashes between safety forces and protesters at the same time as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged folks to cease the violence.

Sri Lanka’s financial system started to plunge after the pandemic two years in the past as overseas remittances dried up and vacationers stopped coming into the nation.

Final month the federal government mentioned it will not be capable of pay its overseas money owed because the IMF stepped in. The nation has been successful with a major scarcity of meals and gas together with excessive inflation as protesters hit the streets final month demanding the resignation of the present authorities fueling clashes with authorities.

(With inputs from Companies)

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