In response to media queries regarding the recent political development in Sri Lanka, the Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said:
“As a close neighbour and true friend, India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka. This is a reflection of the maturity demonstrated by all political forces, and also of the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions. India remains committed to taking forward its people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka. We are confident that India-Sri Lanka relations will continue to move on an upward trajectory.”
Earlier, Mahinda Rajapaksa had stepped down as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister while Ranil Wickremesinghe returned to power. Wickremesinghe and took oath in the presence of President Sirisena who had sacked him on October 26th. Sirisena had to also issue a clarification after a newspaper published a report stating that he believed that Indian intelligence RAW had designs on his life.
Wickremesinghe had refused to step aside for Rajapaksa challenging his ‘illegal’ removal stating that he enjoys the support of Parliament.