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Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 11:32
Indo-Lanka relations not hurt - says Sri Lankan High Commissioner in India
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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in India Prasad Kariyawasam said that Sri Lanka would never expect to hurt the bilateral relations with India.

 

During an interview with the Economic Times newspaper the High Commissioner said that Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations with China and Pakistan should not compare at all to that of relations with India.

 

He said that China has been supporting Sri Lanka to develop her economy and she always expects the stability in the Indian Ocean region.

 

Recollecting the Indo-Sri Lanka relations that date back to Emperor Asoka, High Commissioner Kariyawasam said therefore Sri Lanka constantly expects the support of neighboring India.

 

The High Commissioner also told the Economic Times that the Sri Lankan leadership has understood the political ground realities of India which influenced Indian Premier Manmohan Singh to boycott the recently concluded CHOGM in Colombo.

 

He also said that the 13th Amendment was a result of Indo-Lanka Pact but devolution of power could not be implemented similar to that of the Indian Federal system.

 

Therefore Sri Lanka has implemented what is ideal for the prevailing circumstances in the country.

 

Sri Lanka is implementing the LLRC recommendations step by step.

 

The local legal system is strong enough to mete out justice to international allegations against the country.

 

The High Commissioner also said that the accountability which is demanded by certain elements has stood in the way of the current reconciliation process.

Update : Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 1:04 PM

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Sri lanka never want to hurt Indo - Lanka relations: a statement from Prasad Kariyawasam.

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in India Prasad Kariyawasam said that Sri Lanka would never expect to hurt the bilateral relations with India.

 

During an interview with the Economic Times newspaper the High Commissioner said that Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations with China and Pakistan should not compare at all to that of relations with India.

 

He said that China has been supporting Sri Lanka to develop her economy and she always expects the stability in the India Ocean region.
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