Any threat to Sri Lanka is seen as a threat to India, says High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
Addressing the media at Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, the High Commissioner said India stands firmly and strongly with Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the attacks on April 21st in which many innocent lives were lost including 11 Indian nationals.
“We will fight this jihadist ideology and jihadist terror together, shoulder to shoulder with you,” stated Indian High Commissioner, assuring India’s support for Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner conveyed greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vesak to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros and recalled the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka for the International Vesak Day celebration in 2017 and the exposition of the sacred Sarnath Relics in Sri Lanka in 2018.
High Commissioner also discussed the prevailing security situation with the Most Venerable Mahanayake theros and offered India’s full support to Sri Lanka in dealing with the common threat of Jihadi terrorism.
Both the Mahanayake Theros deeply appreciated India’s unconditional and strong support for Sri Lanka including in the security sphere.
High Commissioner Sandhu also reviewed the progress of Kandyan Dancing School being constructed with Government of India’s assistance of around 150 million SLR at the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy(SIBA) campus in Pallekele, Kandy.