India supportive of SL’s democracy & economic recovery


India says as a close neighbour of Sri Lanka with historical ties, it is fully supportive of its democracy, stability and economic recovery.

In response to media queries on developments in Sri Lanka, the Official Spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs said keeping with the Neighbourhood First policy, India has extended this year alone support worth over USD 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.

“India will always be guided by the best interests of the people of Sri Lanka expressed through democratic processes.”