Jun 19, Colombo: India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shanker Menon will visit Sri Lanka in the last week of June to follow up on the issues related to the UN resolution against Sri Lanka, Indian daily The Hindu reported.
An Indian official has told the newspaper that Mr. Menon's visit was more about the follow-up to India's vote for the resolution against Sri Lanka at the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at Geneva in March this year.
The official has said that Mr. Menon's visit was not linked to the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of Rio+20 in Brazil later this week.
To the dismay of Sri Lanka, India, its closest ally in the region, sided with the West and voted against Sri Lanka for the United States-sponsored resolution which called for Sri Lanka to expeditiously implement the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
The Sri Lankan government downplayed India's support to the resolution saying that India gave in to the pressures from the coalition partners and took the measure to protect the power of their own government from the coalition politics.