India Sri Lanka: India's support to Sri Lanka, which is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, will continue, testified Foreign Minister on a visit to Sri Lanka. Given by Jaishankar.
India has extended a helping hand to Sri Lanka, which is in dire financial straits. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Monday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. "We will continue to support your country, facing an unprecedented economic crisis," he said.
Sri Lanka is facing an economic and energy crisis due to the shortage of foreign exchange. India had recently announced a 1 billion loan to Sri Lanka. Jaishankar is then on a visit to Sri Lanka to hold bilateral talks with the Sri Lankan leadership and attend the seven-nation BIMSTEC summit. During the meeting with Gotabaya, various issues between the two countries were reviewed, tweeted Jaishankar. Gotabaya thanked the Government of India for this invaluable assistance. Gotabaya also expressed his feelings through tweets. During Prime Minister Mahinda's visit, Jaishankar inaugurated the Jaffna Cultural Center set up by India online.
Thank you to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the warm welcome. Something remarkable happened after our discussion. An agreement was signed to support Buddhist culture and heritage. In an online tweet, Jaishankar said, "I visited the camp at Jaffna about Jaipuri Foot." Jaishankar also visited the office of Indian information technology company HCL Technologies. He was accompanied by Sri Lanka's Youth and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa. On Monday morning, Jaishankar discussed the economic situation with Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and India's support.