Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured newly-elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena of India’s continued support to island nation in a congratulatory letter.
He also expressed hope that Sri Lanka will witness quick economic recovery, ensuring the prosperity and well-being of its people.
“PM @narendramodi sent a congratulatory letter to PM H.E @DCRGunawardena. PM assured that as a dependable friend and close neighbour, India shall continue to support the people of Sri Lanka. PM also expressed hope that #SriLanka will witness quick economic recovery, ensuring the prosperity and well-being of its people,” tweeted the Official handle of High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
India has been at forefront of extending economic assistance to Sri Lanka as per their requirements and is one of the countries that have provided the maximum amount of assistance in time of need.
Since the beginning of 2022, Sri Lanka has experienced an escalating economic crisis and the government has defaulted on its foreign loans. The United Nations warned that 5.7 million people “require immediate humanitarian assistance.”