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Looking forward to work closely with you: Narendra Modi tells Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Looking forward to work closely with you: Narendra Modi tells Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Nov 2019, 07:43 pm

New Delhi/Colombo/IBNS: Indian PM Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated President-elect of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa over telephone on his electoral victory in the Presidential elections held in Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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 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.

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, read an official statement.

The Prime Minister extended an invitation to Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The invitation was accepted.

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa emerged victorious in the Presidential polls of the nation.

Official results showed Rajapaksa took 52.25% of the vote. His rival Sajith Premadasa had already conceded, reported BBC.

Looking forward to work closely with you: Narendra Modi tells Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa

India Blooms News Service
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