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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 75

Indian PM Modi Commends Mahinda’s 50 Years In Parliament

Colombo, 28 May, (

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian.

"Prime Minister spoke yesterday to Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, to congratulate him on having completed 50 years since his first entering the Parliament of Sri Lanka," an official statement said.

During the phone call Modi recalled Rajapaska’s contributions to the development of Sri Lanka in his long political career, and wished him all the best for his future.

Modi also conveyed his condolences at the sudden and untimely demise yesterday (26th) of Arumugan Thondaman, a prominent leader of the Indian-Origin Tamils in Sri Lanka. He recalled the role that Thondaman had played in taking forward the development partnership between India and Sri Lanka.

The two leaders also discussed the health and economic impact of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and the measures being taken in the two countries to counter it. Modi assured Rajapaksa that India stands ready to extend all possible support to Sri Lanka during this challenging time, a statement said.

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