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    Sri Lankan Speaker congratulates elected Lok Sabha Speaker

    June 10, 2014

    Sumitra Mahajan, an eight-time BJP member of Parliament from Indore, has been elected the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha. She has been representing Indore since 1989 and is the longest serving woman parliamentarian. Ms Mahajan, who has never lost a Lok Sabha election, was elected unanimously.

     

    Sri Lankan Speaker of Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa, while congratulating the new Speaker, said, India and Sri Lanka share a special bond which spans centuries. Bound by ancient civilization links, our ties have stood the test of time, and blossomed into an all encompassing relationship. The vibrant relations between our Legislatures contribute immensely towards the consolidation of the friendship between our two people. Our constant interactions within regional and international fora continue to be important mechanisms for collaboration."

     

    He further said "Your strong commitment to principled politics and the dynamic role you have played in the development of India during your eight consecutive terms, as the longest serving lady parliamentarian has earned you unrivaled stature in Indian politics. Your unanimous election by the Assembly, bears ample testimony to the profound esteem and respect you are held in by its Members."

    The full text of the congratulatory letter is as follows::


    Shiimati Sumitra Mahajan

    Speaker of the Lok Sabha

    Republic of India

    Excellency,

     

    I am delighted to learn of your election to the high office of Speaker of the Lok Sabha of India. The Hon. Members of Parliament of Sri Lanka join me in extending warmest congratulations and sincere good wishes to you as you assume the important task of guiding tile affairs of the Lok Sabha over the i^xt five years.

     

    Your strong commitment to principled politics and the dynamic role you have played in the development of India during your eight consecutive terms, as the longest serving lady parliamentarian has earned you unrivaled stature in Indian politics. Your unanimous election by the Assembly, bears ample testimony to the profound esteem and respect you are held in by its Members.

     

    India and Sri Lanka share a special bond which spans centuries. Bound by ancient civilization links, our ties have stood the test of time, and blossomed into an all-
    encompassing relationship. The vibrant relations between our Legislatures contribute immensely towards the consolidation of the friendship between our two people. Our constant interactions within regional and international fora continue to be important mechanisms for collaboration.

     

    I look forward to meeting you to further enhance our engagement bilaterally and within the frameworks of SAARC, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. In this context, I am pleased to extend to you a cordial invitation to visit Sri Lanka at a mutually convenient time.

     

    Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest considerations.

    Chamal Rajapaksa, MP

    Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka

     

    (KH/ST)

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