Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Dinesh Gunewardena.
The Indian Prime Minister in a message to his Sri Lankan counterpart said “You have assumed office at an important juncture for Sri Lanka. I hope under your leadership, Sri Lanka will witness quick economic recovery, ensuring the prosperity and well-being of its people. I would like to assure you that as a dependable friend and close neighbour India shall continue to support the people of Sri Lanka guided by our ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen and expand our exemplary bilateral relations based on millennia-old civilizational ties.”