Ranil congratulates Boris on UK polls victory
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted his congratulations to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today on the Conservative Party’s victory in the UK general elections.
Johnson’s party won an absolute majority in the UK parliament, having secured 358 seats with the rival Labour Party winning only 203 so far.
Wickremesinghe attributed the election result to the Tory campaign’s consistency.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, has said he would not lead the party into another election, following what is turning out to be its worst election defeat in decades.