SL, India united against terrorism: MR

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Praising new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "inspirational qualities of leadership", Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Monday that Colombo was one with New Delhi against terrorism.

In a message to Modi after he took oath as India's 14th prime minister, Rajapaksa said: "Your victory rewards your tireless commitment to serving the people of India. It recognizes your inspirational qualities of leadership and represents the hopes and aspirations of the Indian polity.

"In electing (you) as their prime minister, the people of India have unambiguously chosen the path of change, development and effective leadership," he added.

He said Indians had reposed "their steadfast faith in you, and on your party and its alliance partners, to preside over their destiny for the next five years with a strong and decisive mandate".

Rajapaksa said: "Today, we are united in our struggle against terrorism and nation building efforts.

"Our two countries enjoy a multifaceted relationship encompassing all areas of contemporary relevance, and India has emerged as a pre-eminent partner in development and commercial activities across Sri Lanka.

"I am confident that the warm and friendly relations that have long existed between our two countries will continue to be strengthened and consolidated under your able stewardship.

"I keenly look forward to working with you in close cooperation to realize this goal."  (IANS)

  Comments - 16

  • suranga Monday, 26 May 2014 03:24 PM

    politics is the main revenue generation mechanism in Sri Lanka. Not tea, coconut and rubber any more. So what's wrong with having more and more politician. We can earn more and more foreign currency no.. of course they can have 2 - 5 imported vehicles per person.. they deserve it because they bring in foreign currency.. not the people who leave their families and go to middle east..

    M.Muttha Monday, 26 May 2014 08:57 PM

    Modi repeatedly said during his campaign and after he was elected minimum government maximum governance. Very wise words and in keeping with it he has trimmed the number of ministers. Here is a lesson for us in Sri Lanka. via DM iPad app

    mohan Monday, 26 May 2014 03:28 PM

    our king might tech modi how give ministry for all mps

    Public Monday, 26 May 2014 03:28 PM

    Wait a minute, who was supposed to make the speech? Was it Modi or MR???

    ram Monday, 26 May 2014 03:32 PM

    For modi terrorism is Pakistan and their supporters now you understand or modi will modify you at tomorrow meeting

    Mason Tuesday, 27 May 2014 05:41 AM

    United against terrorism, but divided against welfare of the Tamils.

    rogger Monday, 26 May 2014 03:36 PM

    India finally decided to go for a change.. when sri Lankan will wake up and think of changing of their president..

    ssiva Monday, 26 May 2014 03:55 PM

    A prepared statement read out in New Delhi. Who was listening. Which Indian Media carried it.

    kumar Tuesday, 27 May 2014 06:44 AM

    But the west is united against war crimes.

    kumar Monday, 26 May 2014 11:59 PM

    Now praise the Indians but when Modi as expected turn against
    Sri Lanka in the near future then Colombo will pretend to cry for
    the Tamils and would call the IPKF as war criminals to please
    the middle class Jaffna Tamils who really suffered at the hands
    of the IPKF.

    Anver Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:16 AM


    mohammadnoonnanna Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:12 AM

    [quote name="ram"]For modi terrorism is Pakistan and their supporters now you understand or modi will modify you at tomorrow meeting[/quote] Hai Ram! you too know who knows the realm of Modi;s sense of terrorism.

    Ammaa Monday, 26 May 2014 02:41 PM

    Not honestly All know this. Bye bye bye

    Renur Monday, 26 May 2014 02:43 PM

    only 23 cabinet ministers for over 1 billion polpulation

    HellWelcomes Monday, 26 May 2014 02:46 PM

    Sir, What about political terrorism in Sri Lanka. First deal with it.

    Rohith Monday, 26 May 2014 02:49 PM

    Birds of the same feather flock together.

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