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India helping Sri Lanka fight economic crisis: Union Minister

- June 16, 2022

Chennai, June 16 (BPNS)

Union Minister of state for external affairs and senior leader of BJP, V. Muraleedharan has said that India is helping Sri Lanka fight its economic crisis. The Union minister was addressing the students of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on Thursday.

He said that the Union government had provided regular assistance ranging from finance, medicine, energy security, and food supply to Sri Lanka.

The Union minister said that under the neighbourhood first policy, the government of India has reconstructed the Jaffna library, airport, and the signature cultural centre. He also said that 50,000 houses were built in the Island nation for the Tamil-speaking people of Sri Lanka. He said that financial assistance was provided by the Union Government for renovating schools and hospitals.

The Union Minister of State for external affairs said that the Government of India has been providing food, medicines, and other essentials to the people of Afghanistan even after a government that has disagreements with the Government of India is in power in that country.

Muraleedharan also said that the connection of India was people to people and that is the policy that the Prime Minister has adopted.