Friday, 09 January 2015 - 14:40
Indian Premier Modi congratulates the new President US ready to collaborate as well.
Indian Prime Minister Narendram Modi phoned Common Candidate and President-elect Maithripala Sirisena and congratulated him on his victory today following the Presidential election.
Prime Minister also congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful and democratic poll process.
Prime Minister noted that India was a close friend and neighbour of Sri Lanka, and reaffirmed India’s continued solidarity and support for Sri Lanka’s peace, development and prosperity.
Meanwhile, in a twitter message he reaffirmed India's continued solidarity & support for Sri Lanka's peace, development & prosperity.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry today said the U.S. looks forward to working with Sri Lankan president-elect Maithripala Sirisena, as he commended outgoing President Mahinda Rajapaksa for accepting the election results.
The United States applauds the Sri Lankan Elections Commissioner, the security forces, Sri Lankan civil society, and the candidates themselves for making sure this election was not marred by unrest and for ensuring a significant drop in campaign-related violence.