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India will support Sri Lanka in these difficult times: Jaishankar

COLOMBO (News 1st); India on Thursday (6) assured Sri Lanka of its support to tide over “difficult times”.India also welcomed the Trincomalee tank farms project saying it will augment bilateral energy security.After a phone conversation with his Sri Lankan counterpart Professor G. L. Peiris,  Indian External Affairs Minister S.

Jaishankar said India will support Sri Lanka in “these difficult times”.“Greeted FM G.L. Peiris of Sri Lanka in the New Year. A reliable friend, India will support Sri Lanka in these difficult times.

Agreed to remain in close touch,” Jaishankar tweeted.Greeted FM G.L. Peiris of Sri Lanka in the New Year. A reliable friend, India will support Sri Lanka in these difficult times.

Agreed to remain in close touch.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 6, 2022Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, when asked on the possibility of India extending the credit line to help Sri Lanka overcome its economic crisis, said it has always stood by the people of that country.On the fishermen issue, Bagchi said that the Indian High Commission in Colombo has been making efforts to ensure the early release of the remaining Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan authorities last month.Sri Lanka had detained a total of 68 fishermen and 10 boats, and 12 of these fishermen have already been released, and the India High Commission is working on the release of the rest, said the spokesperson.He said both sides are in consultation for the early holding of a meeting of the joint working group on fisheries.On Sri Lanka’s Cabinet approving the deal to jointly develop the Trincomalee oil tank farm with India, Bagchi said it will boost bilateral energy cooperation.“We have seen reports that the Sri

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