Sheikh Hasina greets Lankan PM on polls victory
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the prime minister extended her felicitation through a message to Mahinda Rajapaksa, BSS reports.
“The election result eminently reflects the trust and confidence that the people of Sri Lanka continue to repose in your leadership,” she added.
The prime minister said as neighbours, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are enjoying excellent bilateral relations based on mutuality of interests which is evident from the collaboration in wide-ranging areas, such as enhancing connectivity, combating terrorism and violent extremism, and addressing climate change.
“This is also manifest in the presence of a large Sri Lankan Diaspora in Bangladesh. I fondly recall our interactions on numerous occasions, in particular during your visit to Bangladesh, as also in various international and regional fora for advancing our common causes,” she said.
“During your term in office, my government and I look forward to building on the wonderful foundation of friendship that so happily exists between our two countries. We are also committed to working together to ensure a peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous South Asia,” the premier added.
Sheikh Hasina invited the Sri Lankan premier to visit Bangladesh at his earliest convenience.