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India, Lanka have deep, abiding relationship: Sirise

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, February 9: Appreciating President Prab Mukherjee’s congratulatory message sent on his election as President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirise on Monday said the two countries enjoyed a “deep and abiding relationship” that could be taken to “greater heights”. The Sri Lankan president, who is scheduled to visit India on February 15-18 at the invitation of Mukherjee, responding to his message said, “I deeply appreciate your message of felicitation on my election as the President of Sri Lanka”. “I share very much your desire to further strengthen the excellent bilateral relations and look forward to earnestly work together to elevate our engagement to greater heights for the mutual benefit of our peoples,” Sirise said in the message. “India and Sri Lanka enjoy a deep and abiding relationship founded on ancient civilisatiol and cultural links, shared histories, close centuries-old people-to-people contact, complemented substantially by shared values of pluralism and democracy,” the Lankan president said. (IANS)

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