Sri Lanka today congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his emphatic win at the Indian elections.

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm congratulations to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also congratulated the Indian Premier.

Issuing  a congratulatory message President Sirisena stated that ‘The decision of the people of India to entrust your Party and its alliance partners the responsibility of guiding India’s destiny for a further term with this renewed mandate is a clear endorsement of the policies adopted under your stewardship’.

The President further said that ‘Having been associated with you, I would like to express the hope that in your second term at India’s helm that bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India will continue to grow, and strengthen, particularly on the economic front.

He also emphasized that India has a key role to play in spearheading regional growth that brings prosperity to the region.