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Australia congratulates Ranil on re-election

21 August 2015 09:29 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today congratulated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his re-election, following the peaceful parliamentary elections held on Monday.

Issuing a statement, she said that Australia was looking forward to work with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s government to further develop strong bilateral relationship and to address shared regional and global challenges.

“Australia has a close and long-standing bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka. We are working closely with Sri Lanka to grow trade and investment and increase cooperation on security and transnational crime, particularly countering people smuggling,” she said.

She also said that Australia would continue to support Sri Lanka as it makes progress on national reconciliation.

  Comments - 5

  • M.Z.M Haseen Saturday, 22 August 2015 03:59 PM

    Just returned from Australia after staying for 5 months, wow what a country nice people well disaplined good road rules , never saw or heard a MP or a Minister , they are running the country beautifully ,organised system very clean ,

    suda Friday, 21 August 2015 03:09 PM

    Guys what reconciliation are they talking about. I work in eastern and northern province as I see people live freely. What we have to do is help poor people without racism.

    Amila Friday, 21 August 2015 03:25 PM

    Second wedding of RW.

    Waco Friday, 21 August 2015 03:35 PM

    Thank you Madam.Large numbers of Sri Lankans are domicile in Asutralia.

    Carlo Mendis Friday, 21 August 2015 04:04 PM

    I am an Australian Sri Lankan and proud to say that now my mother-land has two Honest and world recognized leaders, Hon.President and Hon. Prime Minister whom we can trust. Congratulations. Carlo-Australia.


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