The Indian High Commission has said in an official statement that it categorically denies reports about India sending its troops to Sri Lanka. These reports and such views are also not in consonance with the position of the Government of India.
Colombo, Agency: The months-long economic crisis in Sri Lanka took the form of a mass rebellion on Saturday. The common people, fed up with the country’s government, set the Prime Minister’s residence on fire after storming the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In such a situation, this news got louder that India would send its soldiers to Sri Lanka to control the situation. The Indian High Commission in Colombo has rejected all the media reports, in which it was said that Indian soldiers were sent to the neighboring country.
Indian Army will not go to Sri Lanka
The Indian High Commission has said in an official statement that it categorically denies reports about India sending its troops to Sri Lanka. These reports and such views are also not in consonance with the position of the Government of India. Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Sunday clarified that India stands with the people of Sri Lanka. He said that the people of Sri Lanka want prosperity and progress through democratic means and constitutional framework. In such a situation, the interest of the Sri Lankan people comes first for India.
Threats of serious food crisis in Sri Lanka
Significantly, despite the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreeing to resign, the protesters have not agreed to leave the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948. Schools and government offices have been closed till further orders due to the unprecedented shortage of oil in the country. At the same time, declining domestic agricultural production, lack of foreign exchange reserves and depreciation in the local currency have made the situation more serious. According to the latest food insecurity estimates of the World Food Program (WFP), more than 6.2 million families in Sri Lanka face severe food insecurity.