Rajapaksa congratulates Pranab Mukherjee

AP Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa shakes hands with Pranab Mukherjee. File photo. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India’s next President.

Mukherjee, a veteran Congressman who held External Affairs and Finance portfolios in the UPA cabinet, was elected as the 13th president of India yesterday.

Rajapksa offered his best wishes to the president-elect and also despatched a bouquet to Mukherjee.

“President offered his heartfelt congratulations to the new Indian president,” presidential spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said.

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