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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2736

President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulates Leader of the People’s Democratic Party of Bhutan

Colombo, 20 July, (Asiantribune.com):

President Mahinda Rajapaksa felicitated the Leader of the People’s Democratic Party which emerged successful in the General Election held in the Kingdom of Bhutan on 13 July. This was the second national election held in Bhutan.

Leader of the People’s Democratic Party of Bhutan is Mr Tshering Tobgay is a , Harvard University graduate and he is likely to be named prime minister of the new government, after his party won 32 seats in the 47-member National Assembly in the elections held Saturday.

The text of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Message to the Leader of the People’s Democratic Party, Tshering Tobgay:

I congratulate you and the members of the People’s Democratic Party of the Kingdom of Bhutan for the remarkable electoral success achieved at the recently concluded election.

The successful conduct of the second successive election in the Kingdom of Bhutan is a tribute to the people of your country as well as the Head of State, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk.

Sri Lanka and Bhutan share a common spiritual bond and lasting friendship. My Government and I extend to you our steadfast support. We look forward to working with you to further strengthen cooperation between Bhutan and Sri Lanka in all possible avenues and to take steps to enhance people-to-people contact as well.

Your leadership of the People’s Democratic Party has benefitted immensely from your background at the national and international level. The experience you have gained as Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, I am sure, would prove to be useful in serving the people of your nation as you take on new responsibilities in Government.

I look forward to welcoming you to Sri Lanka at a mutually convenient time.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

- Asian Tribune -

Leader of the  People’s Democratic Party of Bhutan is  Mr Tshering Tobgay
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