Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his electoral win and invited him to visit India at his earliest convenience. According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the invitation has been accepted.
Rajapaksa stormed to victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, the results of which came on Sunday.
“PM Modi also expressed confidence that cultural, historical & civilisational ties between India & Sri Lanka will be further strengthened. PM Modi extended an invitation to Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience; invitation was accepted,” PMO tweeted.
“PM Narendra Modi telephoned the President-elect of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and congratulated him on his electoral victory in the Presidential elections held in Sri Lanka yesterday,” the PMO said.
The Lankan leader thanked PM Modi for his good wishes and expressed his readiness to work with India very closely to ensure development and security, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a series of tweets.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the Sri Lankan leader, saying he looks forward to further deepen relations between the two nations.
“Congratulations @GotabayaR on your victory in the Presidential elections. 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,” PM Modi tweeted.