Indian High Commission denies rumors of sending soldiers to the crisis-torn Sri Lanka

The Indian High Commission dismissed speculative media allegations that New Delhi was sending troops to Colombo on Wednesday (May 11), stating India firmly supports Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability, and economic recovery. Sri Lanka is in the midst of its biggest economic crisis since its 1948 independence from the United Kingdom.

New Delhi: The Indian High Commission dismissed speculative media allegations that. New Delhi was sending troops to Colombo on Wednesday (May 11). Stating India firmly supports Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability, and economic recovery. Sri Lanka is in the midst of its biggest economic crisis since its 1948 independence from the United Kingdom.

“The High Commission would like to categorically deny 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”. The Indian High Commission said on Twitter.

“The Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India clearly stated yesterday that. India fully supports Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability and economic recovery”. It said in another tweet.

The crisis in Sri Lanka is exacerbated by a lack of foreign currency. Which has left the country unable to pay for essential food. And fuel imports, resulting in severe shortages and exorbitant pricing, sparking historic anti-government rallies.

There have previously been allegations that Mahinda Rajapaksa, 76. And his family have escaped to India. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has dismissed local social media speculation as “fake and plainly incorrect.” “The High Commission has recently been aware of reports in the media. And on social media that some politicians and their families have fled to India. These are obviously phony and false reports that contain no truth or substance. They are categorically denied by the High Commission “. According to a statement.

Mahinda resigned as Prime Minister on Monday. Which was hours after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters. Also, amid the unprecedented economic hardship in Sri Lanka.

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