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Jaishankar meets President, PM and Mahinda; discusses economic crisis

COLOMBO (News 1st) – India’s Minister of External Affairs Dr S. Jaishankar met with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday (20) morning where both sides had agreed to implement a joint program between Sri Lanka and India.President Ranil Wickremesinghe welcomed the Indian External Affairs Minister at the President's Office where the duo engaged in cordial discussions.Prior to the official meeting, President Wickremesinghe hosted the visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar for breakfast and tea at his official residence at Paget Road, Colombo.During the official meeting held between the President and Indian Foreign Minister Dr S.

Jaishankar, many political, economic and social issues as well as investment matters between the two countries were discussed at length.During this discussion, special attention was paid to the debt-restructuring program in Sri Lanka which had received a positive response from the Indian government.The Indian External Affairs Minister recalled that in 1991, during the tenure of former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, India had to face an economic crisis similar to what Sri Lanka is currently facing.

He added that the Indian Government overcame the crisis by pledging the government’s gold reserves.Therefore, Dr Jaishankar said that India has a good understanding of the situation Sri Lanka is currently facing and said that the Indian government will provide all possible support to solve the current economic problems faced by Sri Lanka.Jaishankar meets PM:Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S.

Jaishankar also met with Sri Lanka Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo on "Bilateral Relations, Joint Projects, and Indian assitance to Sri Lanka."Dr. Jaishankar

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Sri Lanka crisis: India calls all-party meet on Tuesday (19)
COLOMBO (News 1st); As Sri Lanka continues to reel under a political and economic crisis, the Indian government has decided to hold an all-party meeting Tuesday (19) to discuss the situation in the neighbouring country.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi Sunday said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will, during the all-party meeting, brief leaders of various political parties on the Sri Lankan crisis.Meanwhile, at a meeting of various parties convened ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Tamil Nadu-based Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) demanded that India intervene in the crisis plaguing Sri Lanka.Both DMK and AIADMK raised the Sri Lankan issue, especially the condition of the country’s Tamil population.Speaking to the media following the meeting, DMK leader T R Baalu and AIADMK leader M Thambidurai reiterated the demand of their respective parties.Citing an office memorandum dated July 16, a senior government official said that the briefing by the finance and external affairs ministries has been scheduled for the evening of July 19, the second day of the monsoon session of Parliament, news agency PTI reported.The briefing will be attended by the floor leaders of various political parties, the official added.India has assured Sri Lanka that it will continue to support democracy, stability and economic recovery in the country, which is at a crucial juncture, amid the unprecedented political crisis and economic turmoil.The assurance was given to Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena by India’s High Commissioner Gopal Baglay when he called on the Sri Lankan leader on Saturday.The meeting
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NO Indian troop deployment to Sri Lanka – High Commission
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Indian High Commission in Colombo had categorically denied speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka.These reports and such views are also not in keeping with the position of the Government of India, tweeted the High Commission.The Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs of India clearly stated that India stands with the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity & progress through democratic means & values, established institutions & constitutional framework.The Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “India is Sri Lanka’s closest neighbour and our two countries share deep civilizational bonds.”“We continue to closely follow the recent developments in Sri Lanka. India stands with the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity and progress through democratic means and values, established institutions and constitutional framework,” Bagchi said.Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said the Indian government has always been supportive of Sri Lanka and it was “trying to help” the neighbouring country through its present economic crisis and made it clear that there was “no refugee crisis right now”.Speaking to reporters outside the Thiruvananthapuram airport after arriving in the state capital on a three-day visit, Jaishankar said, “We have been very supportive of Sri Lanka.