India denied speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka.
“The High Commission would like to categorically deny speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka,” the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.
“These reports and such views are also not in keeping with the position of the Government of India. The Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs of India clearly stated yesterday that India is fully supportive of Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability and economic recovery,” the statement added.
However, the arrival of Indian Navy Ship (INS) Gharial at the Port of Colombo on April 29 sparked fears among the political circle. The 124.8m long Landing Ship Tank is commanded by Commander Sunil S Patil and the ship is manned by 170 as the ship’s complement.
Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Colombo denied several reports circulating in social media that certain political persons and their families have fled to India.