Ranil says Indo-Sri Lanka relations can be 'improved'
The newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the relationship between Sri Lanka and India will get much better under the new government.
Answering a question on India-Sri Lanka ties after his appointment, he said, “It will become much better.” Further, he also said he has taken up the challenge of uplifting the island nation’s crisis-ridden economy. The Indian High Commission in Colombo reiterated the country’s commitment to the people of Sri Lanka after Wickremesinghe’s appointment.
“High Commission of India hopes for political stability and looks forward to working with the Government of Sri Lanka formed in accordance with democratic processes pursuant to the swearing-in of Hon’ble @RW_UNP as the Prime Minister of SriLanka,” the high commission said in a tweet. In its first reaction to the situation in Sri Lanka after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Prime Minister, India on Tuesday said that it was “fully supportive” of the island nation’s democracy, stability and economic recovery.