Sri Lanka firm on continuing military training in India

Despite stiff opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka's Economic Development Minister, B Rajapaksa, has said that his country will continue the training programme of its defence personnel in India and ruled out the reports of sending them to other countries. Reacting on whether Sri Lanka was moving close to China, Rajapaksa said that they look at India in a much bigger way. While speaking about the attacks on Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu, Rajapaksa said that it hurt their feelings because it had happened in India, which is regarded as a 'big brother' for their nation.