Praising new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "inspirational qualities of leadership", President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka is with New Delhi against terrorism.
In a message to Modi after he took oath as India's 15th prime minister, President Rajapaksa said: "Your victory rewards your tireless commitment to serving the people of India.
It recognizes your inspirational qualities of leadership and represents the hopes and aspirations of the Indian polity.
He said Indians had reposed "their steadfast faith in you and on your party and its alliance partners, to preside over their destiny for the next five years with a strong and decisive mandate".
Rajapaksa said: "Today, we are united in our struggle against terrorism and nation building efforts.
Meanwhile Bilateral discussions were held between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maldives President Abdullah Yamin Abdul Gayum in New Delhi yesterday.
President’s Media Unit says that this powwow between the two leaders was held at the time they had gone to New Delhi for the new Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony.
At this meeting discussions had been held with regard to the progress of the Joint Economic Commission the progress of MoUs signed between the two countries.
In addition reports also say that President Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked the Maldives President for having supported Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
The President’s Media Unit also said further that the Maldives President had invited President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a tour of the Maldives.