Ranil holds talks with Indian President Mukherjee

431_GR4_1925Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had talks with the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in India today.

The Press Trust of India reported that President Pranab Mukherjee had expressed hope that India-Sri Lanka relations will scale new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who expressed keenness to have close cooperation with this country

Welcoming Wickremesinghe who is on his first visit to India after becoming the Prime Minister last month, the President congratulated him on his victory in the general elections.

Mukherjee said Wickremesinghe’s return to office reflects the faith the people of Sri Lanka have reposed in his leadership and party, an official statement said.

Mukherjee described the geographical proximity and cultural and historic relations between India and Sri Lanka as “very special” and expressed the hope that Wickremesinghe’s tenure will be highly successful and bilateral relations will scale new heights.

Wickremesinghe warmly reciprocated the President’s sentiments and said he looks forward to close cooperation with India in the coming days, the statement said.