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UK congratulates Ranil on election victory

19 August 2015 03:54 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond today congratulated UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on his party’s election victory and said the manner in which the general election was held was a credit for Sri Lankans.

“On behalf of the British Government, I send my warmest congratulations to Ranil Wickremesinghe on the occasion of his victory. The manner in which the election was run was a credit to the Sri Lankans,” he said in a statement.

He said the UK was and would remain a steadfast partner for Sri Lanka on the path towards delivering reconciliation and a lasting peace across the country. “I look forward to continued work with Mr. Wickremesinghe and the new government,” he said.

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