Jan 15, Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremasinghe says the new Prime Minister's experience will be invaluable in guiding the destiny of Sri Lanka.
"The rich experience you will bring to bear in discharging the responsibilities of this august office will be invaluable in guiding the destiny of Sri Lanka at this crucial juncture," Modi wrote in a letter to Wickremasinghe, which was made public today.
Recalling the efforts made by Wickremasinghe during his two previous tenures as PM to strengthen the relations with India, Indian PM said he believes the future work with Sri Lankan PM will bring the two countries even closer.
Full text of the letter:
I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations on your appointment as the prime minister of Sri Lanka.
The rich experience you will bring to bear in discharging the responsibilities of this august office will be invaluable in guiding the destiny of Sri Lanka at this crucial juncture. The people of Sri Lanka have reposed their faith in new government, and I wish you all success in working towards peace, prosperity and development of Sri Lanka and bringing about genuine reconciliation and harmony amongst all Sri Lankans.
We warmly recall the efforts made by you during your tenures as prime minister of Sri Lanka to strengthen relations between our two countries. I strongly believe that the futures to work with your Excellency to bring our two countries even closer, particularly through the deepening of our economic engagement. Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your new term in office and the continued progress of the friendly people of Sri Lanka.