Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended contratulations to the new elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapakse.
Taking to Twitter, Narendra Modi wrote: 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.
In another tweet, Modi also congratulated the people of Sri Lanka for conducting fair elections:
“I also congratulate the people of Sri Lanka for the successful conduct of the elections.”
Sri Lanka’s opposition candidate former Defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday won the Presidential election, according to the preliminary results from the country’s Election Commission.