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PM Modi cogratulates Rajapaksa on election as Lanka's next PM

Aug 06, 2020 23:00 IST

As the Sri Lanka People’s Party, run by the Rajapaksa family, heads for a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dialed Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to congratulate him for his party’s massive mandate, and reiterated the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
Rajapaksa thanked PM Modi for his words of appreciation and resolved to work together for a “long-standing cooperation” between the two countries.
The Sri Lanka People’s Party, scored more than 60% of the overall votes in the 16 seats that were declared from the south, which is dominated by the majority Sinhala community. Rajapaksa’s party won 13 out of the 16 seats.

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