Indian politician, economist and statistician Subramanian Swamy has castigated his Government for the failure to
extend critical support to Sri Lanka at her neediest hour.
“If India wants an ally for the Indian Ocean long term, then India must give deferred interest $ 10 billion loan to the Rajapaksa Government now or face China getting one more junior partner,” Swamy tweeted.
“Modi Govt. has failed in so many foreign policy issues. Let not Sri Lanka be another,” he added.
Swamy is no stranger to Sri Lanka, nor is his support to Rajapaksa unknown. In October, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa celebrated Navratri with his ‹long-time friend and colleague› Swamy, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.
Swamy is a staunch advocate for a strong, friendly relationship between Sri Lanka and India.