Sri Lankan Prez calls Indian Supremo to reassure his commitment towards Indo-Lankan ties
A day after an Indian media reported that the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, informed his cabinet colleagues that the Indian external intelligence agency RAW was preparing to assassinate him, the Island country’s leader has reached out to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, through phone to convince him that he was misquoted by those who attempted to derail the friendly relation between Delhi and Colombo and he did not doubt the largest democratic country’s commitment towards peace in the South Asian region, to reassure his country’s adherence towards the bilateral relation, and to clear the air of suspicion created by this controversial report published by the India’s leading national daily.
The Indian PMO has welcomed the initiative taken by the Sri Lankan Supremo to solve the misunderstanding created by the media report.
As per a latest report, the Sri Lankan President has asked the authorities to launch an investigation into the misinformation campaign plotted to derail the relation between India and Sri Lankan.
As per a preliminary assumption, it is a well planned move to pull the powerful country in the South Asian region into the Island country’s internal political issues.
The time selected to launch the campaign holds great importance, as this is the week the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit India.
Mr Sirisena and Mr Wickremesinghe are divided over the issue of permitting India to control the Colombo port.
Vignesh. S. G
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