India on Tuesday cautioned its residents in Sri Lanka to be cautious of the newest developments within the island nation and plan their actions accordingly after an unprovoked assault by unidentified individuals brought about accidents to an Indian working at a visa centre.
Director of the visa centre, Vivek Varma, sustained “grievous accidents” within the assault close to Colombo on Monday evening, the Indian excessive fee knowledgeable in a tweet, and shared a photograph of Varma along with his bandaged arm in a sling.
No additional particulars relating to the incident or the individuals answerable for the assault had been instantly accessible.
“Officers of @IndiainSL met within the morning Mr Vivek Varma, an Indian nationwide and Director of Indian Visa Middle, who sustained grievous accidents in an unprovoked assault final evening close to #Colombo. Matter dropped at consideration of authorities in #SriLanka,” the mission mentioned in a tweet.
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This was the primary occasion of an Indian nationwide being assaulted in Sri Lanka following a large spike in public protests towards the federal government, which resulted within the current resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the publish of president. Rajapaksa fled the nation after the protestors, angered by Sri Lanka’s worst financial disaster, stormed the presidential palace and residence.
Sri Lankan lawmakers are set to elect a brand new president on Wednesday.
The Indian excessive fee additionally famous that relations between the 2 international locations have been pleasant.
“Relations between the folks of [India] and [Sri Lanka] have at all times been cordial and pleasant. Within the present scenario, #Indian nationals in #SriLanka are requested to stay conscious of newest developments and accordingly plan their actions and actions. You might contact us when required,” the mission mentioned in one other tweet.
An estimated 14,000 Indian expatriates dwell in Sri Lanka.