Defending bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka, the High Commissioner of Sri Lank to India, Prasad Kariyawasam, said told The Week that the resolution was brought about by "LTTE lobbies from the west".
“There is no dispute between India and Sri Lanka. Our bilateral ties are not at all affected,”
“The resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council was uncalled for as it does not take into account all the progress that Sri Lanka has made since the end of the war,”
“This is becoming an annual ritual to humiliate Sri Lanka and play great games around Lanka and the Indian Ocean,”
“……India’s political leaders, especially from Tamil Nadu, have not visited Sri Lanka in the last four years despite repeated invitation from us. That is why we say they are misinformed,”
“I request India not to open the floodgates of external intervention as it might engulf not just Sri Lanka but the entire South Asia.”