Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated President-elect of Sri Lanka Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa over telephone on his electoral victory in the Presidential elections held in Sri Lanka yesterday.
Conveying the good wishes on behalf of the people of India and on his own behalf, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that under the able leadership of Mr. Rajapaksa the people of Sri Lanka will progress further on the path of peace and prosperity and fraternal, cultural, historical and civilisational ties between India and Sri Lanka will be further strengthened. The Prime Minister reiterated India’s commitment to continue to work with the Government of Sri Lanka to these ends.
Mr. Rajapaksa thanked the Prime Minister for his good wishes. He also expressed his readiness to work with India very closely to ensure development and security.
The Prime Minister extended an invitation to Mr. Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The invitation was accepted
Congratulations @GotabayaR on your victory in the Presidential elections.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 17, 2019
I look forward to working closely with you for deepening the close and fraternal ties between our two countries and citizens, and for peace, prosperity as well as security in our region.
I also congratulate the people of Sri Lanka for the successful conduct of the elections.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 17, 2019
I thank Prime Minister @narendramodi and the people of India for your warm wishes. Our two nations are bound by history and common beliefs and I look forward to strengthening our friendship and meeting you in the near future https://t.co/WZkLWc3MFS— Gotabaya Rajapaksa (@GotabayaR) November 17, 2019