No refuge to Rajapaksas, won't intervene in Sri Lankan politics: India : The Tribune India

No refuge to Rajapaksas, won't intervene in Sri Lankan politics: India

Central Bank Governor threatens to quit if stability not restored in fortnight

No refuge to Rajapaksas, won't intervene in Sri Lankan politics: India

Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa. File photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 11

India has made it clear that it has no desire to intervene in Sri Lankan politics even as the island country continued to face political crisis with curfew in force and its Central Bank Governor threatening to quit if stability was not restored in a fortnight.

The Indian High Commission in Colombo was on Wednesday quick to squash reports in Sri Lankan media about India planning to send troops to restore order. “These reports and such views are also not in keeping with the position of the Government of India,” said the High Commission.

On Tuesday, the High Commission dismissed media reports as well as speculation on social media that members of the embattled Rajapaksa clan would be given refuge in India. “These are fake and blatantly false reports, devoid of any truth or substance,” the High Commission has said.

#sri lanka

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Government extends free ration scheme by 3 months

Centre extends free ration scheme keeping in mind upcoming polls, festive season

The scheme to cost additional Rs 44,762 crore

Diwali bonanza: Cabinet approves 4 per cent DA hike for Central Government employees, pensioners

Diwali bonanza: Cabinet approves 4 per cent DA hike for Central Government employees, pensioners

There are about 50 lakh Central Government employees and ove...

Centre bans Popular Front of India for 5 years

Centre bans Popular Front of India for 5 years for alleged terror activities

Decision comes following two consecutive country-wide raids ...


Cities

View All