‘India with Lanka in war against LTTE’
Sri Lanka is getting the maximum support from India in its ongoing war with the LTTE, says a top Presidential aide, reports Sutirtho Patranobis.world Updated: Oct 13, 2008 01:01 IST
Sri Lanka is getting the maximum support from India in its ongoing war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a top Presidential aide said.
He added that Sri Lanka was also closely considering the concerns that India has raised about the situation of the Tamil civilians in the embattled north.
“The government, which has destroyed the LTTE, is getting adequate support from our foreign friends. Here, the support from our neighbour is very vital. India has been always with us. We got maximum support from India to crush the LTTE,’’ senior adviser to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, told the Sunday Observer newspaper. Basil Rajapaksa is the President’s brother.
On the issue of Sri Lanka’s deputy high commissioner in New Delhi being summoned by the National Security Advisor, MK Narayanan, Rajapaksa said that the UPFA “is seriously considering these concerns (of India) now.” He added that the President had already instructed that “to take some measures to address their concerns.”
First Published: Oct 13, 2008 00:58 IST