Lanka Presidential poll: PM Modi congratulates Gotabaya Rajapaksa


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential polls.

PM Modi tweeted: “Congratulations Gotabaya Rajapaksa 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”.

The ex-army officer, Rajapaksa, won 51.9 percent of the vote as his main rival conceded defeat. He is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Rajaspaska thanked PM Modi for his wishes and tweeted: ” I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India for your warm wishes. Our two nations are bound by history and common beliefs and I look forward to strengthening our friendship and meeting you in the near future.”

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