Sri Lanka polls: Modi congratulates MR on widely anticipated landslide
ECONOMYNEXT – India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called and congratulated his Sri Lanka counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa for the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)’s widely anticipated victory at yesterday’s parliamentary polls.
Thanking Modi for the call, Rajapaksa tweeted his intentions to work closely with India.
Thank you PM @narendramodi for your congratulatory phone call. With the strong support of the people of #SriLanka, I look forward to working with you closely to further enhance the long-standing cooperation between our two countries. Sri Lanka & India are friends & relations. pic.twitter.com/9YPLAQuVlE
— Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) August 6, 2020
As the election results roll in, the SLPP, the party that Rajapaksa leads, is expected to secure a landslide victory and form a government that will be headed by brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Colombo/Aug6/2020)