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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 17, 2019, congratulated President-elect of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa over telephone on his electoral victory in the Presidential elections held in Sri Lanka on November 16, 2019.
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, according to a PIB release.
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. PM Modi extended an invitation to Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The invitation was accepted.