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PM congratulates Rajapaksa

[PTI, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 16:18 No Comment]

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his re-election and expressed confidence that under his leadership the country would find lasting peace with all communities living with dignity and in harmony.

Singh, who telephoned Rajapaksa to congratulate him and sent him a message, said his success in the elections "is a reflection of the trust the people of Sri Lanka has reposed in him."

"I am confident that under your leadership, Sri Lanka will find lasting peace where all communities can live with dignity and in harmony," Singh said.

Noting that both India and Sri Lanka have a shared commitment to democratic values, he said "we have time-tested ties of friendship and cooperation.

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