India will be guided by the best interest of the Sri Lankan public

India says it will be guided by the best interest of the people in Sri Lanka.

In response to media queries on the developments in Sri Lanka, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that as a close neighbour of Sri Lanka, with historical ties, India is fully supportive of its (Sri Lanka’s) democracy, stability and economic recovery.In keeping with our Neighbourhood First policy, India has extended this year alone support worth over US$ 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 says it will always be guided by the best interests of the people of Sri Lanka expressed through democratic processes. (Colombo Gazette)