- Also extended his sympathies on Thondaman’s demise
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday and congratulated him on his completion of 50 years in politics.
The Indian Prime Minister also conveyed his condolences at the sudden and untimely demise yesterday of Arumugam Thondaman, a prominent leader of the Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister recalled the role that Mr. Thondaman had played in taking forward the development partnership between India and Sri Lanka.
The leaders discussed the health and economic impact of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and the measures being taken in the two countries to counter them. He assured Prime Minister Rajapaksa that India stands ready to extend all possible support to Sri Lanka during this challenging time.