Ties between India and Canada have been strained after Justin Trudeau alleged India’s involvement in murder of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Outgoing Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda has said that India’s response to Canada’s allegations has been “firm and direct” and Colombo supports New Delhi on the matter.
While addressing a press conference, he said that the people of Sri Lanka have suffered due to terrorism and that his country has zero tolerance for terrorism. On being asked about Canada’s allegations against India, he said, “I think India’s response has been inequitable and also firm and direct.
And I think as far as we are concerned, we support India on that. Having said that, also, in my lifetime now, I’m 60 years old, 40 years of my life, we have spent facing various forms of terrorism in Sri Lanka.
I have lost many friends, and colleagues to terrorism. “We have all mean many Sri Lankans have died to terrorism. So, therefore, our position on these matters, I think is very clear because we have endured and we have suffered. And as a country that has gone through that tolerance for terrorism is zero tolerance,” he added.