The European Commission, through its instrument for contributing to stability and peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lanka in its efforts to prevent violent extremism and promote peace efforts on the island nation.

The move comes after a meeting earlier this month between the EU's Foreign Affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, the former underlined the EU's readiness to support Sri Lanka in its effort to fight terrorism.

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