Indo - Sri lanka relations strong; says Indian High Commissioner.

Friday, 26 April 2013 - 7:52


Indian High Commissioner to Sri lanka Ashok K Kantha said that the recent attacks on Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in Tamil Nadu were isolated incidents and did not reflect the strong people-to-people bonds that have been an integral part of the close historical, cultural and civilisational ties between the India and Sri Lanka.


He was making farewell calls on the two Chief Prelates in Kandy yesterday.


The Indian envoy told the two high priests that "the state government of Tamil Nadu had taken immediate action to identify and prosecute the offenders responsible for these incidents and that the Government of India, in consultation with the concerned state governments, had taken and would continue to take all possible measures to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sri Lankan visitors to India, including to Tamil Nadu.


Kantha's remarks came just days after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had said that Sri Lanka and India continued to enjoy good relations despite the rumblings in Tamil Nadu.