India says it is committed to building peaceful, friendly ties with SL.


India today said it remains committed to building peaceful and friendly ties with Sri Lanka.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha on the government’s policies and programmes for enhancing bilateral relationship with SAARC countries, Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh said India will continue to engage pro-actively with all members of the grouping.

Referring to ties with Sri Lanka, he said India greatly values its relations with the island nation. 


He said in the recent past, bilateral cooperation has seen significant acceleration and expansion in all areas of mutual interest, including trade and investment.

V K Singh said,India has taken up the issue of expediting the process of national reconciliation.


Other important issues taken up include early and full implementation of the 13th Amendment and beyond as well as fishermen’s issue.