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President and PM Sends Congratulatory Message to Aung San Suu Kyi

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President of Sri Lanka,Maithripala Sirisena, has sent a congratulatory message to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Leader of the National League for Democracy on the landslide victory at the recent elections held in Myanmar.

The text of the message is as follows:-

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka I have great pleasure in extending my warmest congratulations on the resounding and historic victory achieved by the National League for Democracy (NLD) at the election held on 8th November 2015.

The strong mandate given by the people of Myanmar is a manifestation of the deep faith and confidence they have placed in your inspiring leadership, to guide Myanmar to greater prosperity and success in the future. It is indeed a personal achievement for you and your party in the peaceful struggle for democracy over the years in your country.

Sri Lanka and Myanmar share long standing relations which is underpinned by Theravada Buddhism and had been nurtured by frequent exchange of pilgrims and people to people contacts.

As the new Government of Sri Lanka embarks on a path of democracy, transparency and good governance I look forward to working with you and the new Government of Myanmar, to further cement the historic and strong bonds that exist between our two countries, especially in the areas of economic, social and cultural cooperation, for the mutual benefit of our two peoples and countries.

Please accept my sincere good wishes for your personal well-being and the success of the new Government of Myanmar.”

Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has sent a congratulatory message to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Leader of the National League for Democracy on the recent landslide victory at the elections held in Myanmar.

The text of the message is as follows:-

“It is with immense pleasure that I extend my warmest congratulations on the historic victory achieved by the National League for Democracy (NLD) at the election held on 8th November 2015.

Your relentless struggle for democracy over the years through peaceful means and sacrifice has given you and your party this landslide victory. The strong mandate given by the people of Myanmar is a testimony of the deep faith and confidence they have placed in your inspiring leadership, to guide Myanmar to greater prosperity.

This year, the people of Sri Lanka too reconfirmed their faith in democracy by electing President Maithripala Sirisena and the present Parliament. Sri Lanka looks forward to working together with Myanmar in strengthening democratic institutions of our two countries.

Sri Lanka and Myanmar maintains age-old relations based on shared historical, religious and cultural affinities. I look forward to working with you and the new Government of Myanmar, to further cement the historic and strong bonds that exist between our two countries.

Please accept my sincere best wishes for your personal well-being as well as the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Myanmar.

(Govt.Info)/CDN

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