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India commits over $2.6 billion in aid to Sri Lanka

The Indian government pledged over $2.6 billion for development projects in Sri Lanka, during a visit by the Sri Lankan prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to New Delhi. 
"India has given special emphasis on meeting Sri Lanka's developmental requirements. Its aid projects in Sri Lanka have a commitment of more than $2.6 billion," the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee, was quoted by Indian media as saying following a meeting with Mr Wickremesinghe. 
India will also be looking to focus on Sri Lanka's energy facilities and infrastructure he added. 
Calling for regional solidarity against all forms of terrorism, Mr Mukherjee added, "Sri Lanka can count on India's continued support in its endeavour for national unity and reconciliation."