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Aug 26, 2011 8:11:53 AM - itnnews.lk

India has welcomed the decision of the Sri Lankan government to withdraw emergency.

Replying to a short duration discussion on steps taken by the government on relief and resettlement of Sri Lankan Tamils in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said the decision announced by the President to withdraw emergency once its term expires this month end was a welcome step. Mr. Krishna said India would not like to “endanger” its relations with that country and work with it for relief and resettlement of internally displaced people.
On the issue of harassment of Indian fishermen “allegedly” by the Sri Lankan Navy, Krishna said Colombo has denied the role of its navy in such incidents and promised to investigate “some of the incidents”.