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    May 24, 2019

    President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesignhe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha Elections. President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a congratulatory message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,

    “The decision of the people of India to entrust your Party and its alliance partners the responsibility of guiding India’s destiny for a further term with this renewed mandate is a clear endorsement of the policies adopted under your stewardship. Having been associated with you, I would like to express the hope that in your second term at India’s helm that bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India will continue to grow, and strengthen, particularly on the economic front”.

    He also emphasized that India has a key role to play in spearheading regional growth that brings prosperity to the region. “Congratulations on your victory and the people’s re-endorsement of your leadership. Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future.” the President Tweeted.

    Prime Minister Wickremesignhe congratulating his Indian counterpart said that the Government looks forward to working closely with him. “I have immense pleasure in extending to you, my warmest congratulations and sincere best wishes on the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party at the recent General Elections of India and your re-assumption of the high office of Prime Minister of India. The support you received from the people of India is clearly a manifestation of their trust and confidence in your leadership.

    “Sri Lanka and India enjoy strong traditional ties in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres for many centuries. I look forward to work closely with you to take forward the ongoing initiatives in our multi-faceted sectors of cooperation, for the mutual benefit of our peoples. I remain confident that the time-tested bilateral friendship between our two countries will be further consolidated and expanded during your consecutive second term of office.

    I take this opportunity to extend to you, toy best wishes for your health and happiness, as well as for the prosperity and the wellbeing of the people of India,” said Wickremesinghe in a special message.

    Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in a Tweeter message said, “Heartfelt best wishes and congratulations to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second term in office. We wish you and the people of India the very best under your dynamic leadership, as you continue your journey in taking India forward. We hope both our nations will build on the existing strong bilateral relationship that we share and work together to further strengthen it for mutual benefit under your leadership”

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