India denies reports of influencing SL vote

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The Indian High Commission in Colombo said media reports about India attempting to influence political leaders in Sri Lanka on Parliamentary vote to appoint a new President are “baseless” and “purely speculative”.

In a statement, the High Commission categorically denied the media reports, which it termed “completely false”.

They are clearly a figment of someone’s imagination, the statement read further.

Further, the High Commission reiterated India’s support for the realisation of aspirations of Sri Lankans, in accordance with democratic means and values, established institutions as well as constitutional provisions.

India does not interfere in the internal affairs and democratic processes of another country, the High Commission stressed further.