Sri Lanka voted for a Jordanian draft resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, co-sponsored by 40 others, mostly Arab states.
The move has kept Sri Lanka with the Middle Eastern bloc, which is pro-Palestinian.
Also, Lanka voted against calling for a truce to the ongoing armed conflict in Palestinian Gaza and voted against a Canadian amendment naming and condemning Hamas for the terrorist attack in Israel on October 7 without naming Israel in the amendment.
The Jordanian resolution condemned “all acts of violence against Palestinian and Israeli civilians”, which is very much a middle path.
In a surprise move, India abstained from the resolution calling for a truce and humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians and voted for the Canadian amendment naming Hamas.
India’s pro-Israel stance on the vote has been very much discussed in diplomatic circles.