The political uncertainty that was prevailing in Sri Lanka has finally ended . In a dramatic move Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, after he was surprisingly ousted in October.
It may be recalled – that on October 26, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
However, after two crucial Supreme Court decisions, Rajapaksa resigned from prime ministership on Saturday, paving the way for the return of 69-year-old Wickremesinghe who had refused to step down asserting that his sacking was illegal.
Reacting to the developments in the Island nation, India has welcomed resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and exuded confidence that relations between the two countries will continue to move on in an upward trajectory.
“As a close neighbour and true friend, India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka. This is a reflection of the maturity demonstrated by all political forces, and also of the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions,” MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.