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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the government of President Maithripala Sirisena could always count on continued Indian support, President’s office said yesterday.

She said this when she called on the President at the President's Official Residence in Colombo.

The President and the visiting Indian minister held discussions on issues related to the Indian Ocean Conference currently being held in Colombo. Ms. Swaraj who is the Vice Chairman of the Conference said India extended its fullest cooperation to the countries in the Indian Ocean region to ensure the security, peace and stability of the Indian Ocean which was the most important to keep the supply route for goods and energy needs open and safe.

She said India assured her neighbours that India's vision for the Indian Ocean Region was to preserve its organic unity while advancing cooperation.

The President and the Indian External Affairs Minister exchanged views on ongoing and proposed joint ventures and projects. They said any issue related to them could be worked out as the two countries have a perfect understanding about economic interests and internal political situations.

  Comments - 8

  • ceylon Saturday, 02 September 2017 03:43 PM

    india is supporting but lanka government dont have inteligent group to use this support. via DM Android App

    Champika Saturday, 02 September 2017 06:51 PM

    India gets modern trains from Brazil for its Metro services. We buy Indian trains through aid packages.

    chandradeva Sunday, 03 September 2017 04:12 PM

    Tks madam.

    Packeer Sunday, 03 September 2017 04:33 PM

    Don't believe them.

    Fairminded Sunday, 03 September 2017 05:12 PM

    If India is willing let it help out the developement of North and East. Let it build an international airport in Jaffna and a KKS harbour. China gave Mattala and Hambantota. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Fairminded

    Rama Sunday, 03 September 2017 07:38 PM

    sushma, i think you have left it a bit too late. sri lanka is now a colony of your enemy china.

    Mewan Monday, 04 September 2017 12:25 AM

    It takes a lot to undo the damage done by the prippu drop

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 04 September 2017 01:39 PM

    For generations to come Sri Lanka's won't trust the cock talk by India and their representatives. We have been burnt many a time by India. They (India) supported the separatist movement in Sri Lanka and other than the our Politicians they are responsible for the damage done to SL, this was done just so they could have a grip and be the influence in the Indian ocean, they need to wake up and smell the Chinese food cooking around them. We should only continue diplomatic relations with caution.

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