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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2460

India welcomes end of Sri Lanka political crisis

Colombo, 16 December, (Asiantribune.com):

Immediately after PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's return today 16 December, India has welcomed the end of Sri Lankan political crisis.

“As a close neighbor and true friend, India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka. This is a reflection of the maturity demonstrated by all political forces, and also of the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions,” said Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar and added: "India remains committed to taking forward its people oriented development projects in Sri Lanka.We are confident that India-Sri Lanka relations will continue to move on an upward trajectory."

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, this morning.

He took oaths at the Presidential Secretariat at the auspicious time of 11.16 AM.

The swearing in ceremony reportedly took place behind closed doors with the participation of the senior United National Front and United National Party members were present at the brief event, while the media was not allowed to cover the swearing in ceremony.

- Asian Tribune -

India welcomes end of Sri Lanka political crisis
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