New Indian FM to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka

New Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has said that he will support efforts to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka.

Jaishankar responded to a tweet by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera who had congratulated him on his appointment.

“Count on me to support strengthening our relations,” Jaishankar said in his response.

Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar was given charge of the Indian External Affairs Ministry on Friday, the first career diplomat to handle the key portfolio.

Considered an expert on China and the US, the new External Affairs Minister’s moves will be keenly watched to see whether he brings any changes in India’s approach in dealing with a hostile Pakistan, the Indian media had reported earlier.

Jaishankar, who takes charge of the ministry nearly 16 months after he retired as foreign secretary, will also have to deal with overall expectations of expanding India’s global influence and stature, particularly in key multilateral forums like G-20, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and BRICS. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The Asian political elites know who had created the Tamil armed groups and Muslim radicals to destabilise Sri Lanka. Indians can fool the Sri Lankan leaders but can’t fool the Asian political elites. Indians are fooling themselves if they think that they can fool the Asian political elites who have broke the Western dominant power.

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