Indian President Extends His Wishes On SL Independence Day

February 04, 2015

President of India Pranab Mukherjee extended his wishes to Sri Lanka on the eve of the island nation's 67th Independence Day celebrations.

In a message to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena, President Mukherjee stated that the ties between the two nations cover 'all areas of contemporary significance', adding that the bonds between both countries will expand to mutual benefit.

"On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend to Your Excellency and to the people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of the 67th Anniversary of your Independence," the President said.

"India and Sri Lanka are close neighbours with a long standing relationship of friendship and cooperation based on shared linguistic, religious and cultural traditions. These ties have matured over time to embrace all areas of contemporary significance. I am confident that our traditional bonds will expand and flourish to our mutual benefit in the years to come," he added.
(with inputs from ANI)

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