Hope democratic values would be respected: India

New Delhi: India on Sunday said that it was closely following the political developments in Sri Lanka. External Affairs Ministry Spokeperson Raveesh Kumar said, “India is closely following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka. As a democracy and a close friendly neighbour, we hope that democratic values and constitutional process will be respected,”.

He said India will continue to extend its developmental assistance to the friendly people of Sri Lanka. India has been involved in a number of projects in the island nation. The speaker’s move is seen as a huge relief to embattled Wickremesinghe. Sirisena on Saturday suspended Parliament till November 16 after Wickremesinghe sought an emergency session to prove his majority. Former president Rajapaksa was sworn in as the country’s new PM on Friday.

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