The President said that the strong mandate given by the people of Myanmar is a manifestation of the deep faith and confidence they have placed in the inspiring leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi, 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,” he said.
The President said that as the new Government of Sri Lanka embarks on a path of democracy, transparency and good governance he looks forward to working with Aung San Suu Kyi and the new Government of Myanmar, to further cement the historic and strong bonds that exist between the two countries, especially in the areas of economic, social and cultural cooperation, for the mutual benefit of our two peoples and countries. (Colombo Gazette)