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Jaishankar to brief India’s MEA Consultative Committee on Sri Lanka crisis

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(ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will brief the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on External Affairs on June 18th over the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka.Apart from Jaishankar, India’s Foreign Secretary and other MEA officers will be present at the meeting at the ministry office at 11 am.

During the meeting, the Indian government is likely to brief the members of Parliament on the economic crisis and the country’s neighbourhood policy and how and what kind of aid has been provided by New Delhi to Colombo.The members of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee include Congress Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva, BJP MP from Silchar Dr Rajdeep Roy.Members of the Parliament including from Tamil Nadu are expected to ask the government about the impact that will have on the subcontinent.Tamil Nadu government has also sought help from the Centre to help out Sri Lanka in this crisis and has also sent consignments of medicines and other humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka.India is becoming a stronger and more mutually beneficial partner to Sri Lanka.

Apart from assistance during the pandemic and fertilizer chaos, India is also donating basic products for island nations.On June 3rd, High Commissioner to Colombo Gopal Baglay handed over a total of 3.3 tons of essential medical supplies to the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service.

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