Several heads of governments including Queen Elizabeth II, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind have extended their wishes on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day, the Presidential Media Unit said.
In a message, Queen Elizabeth II has extended her best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Sri Lanka in the coming year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the bilateral relations rest upon heart-warming traditions of friendship and mutual respect and expressed confidence that cooperation in all fields meets the interests of the people of the two countries and is in line with the strengthening of regional stability and security.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind offered his best wishes to the brethren of Sri Lanka and to the President Sirisena’s people-friendly programmes. He expressed confidence that historic and indivisible relations between India and Sri Lanka would grow with strength for mutual benefit.
Meanwhile, on behalf of the US Government, State Secretary Michael R. Pompeo extended wishes to Sri Lanka on the national day.
“The United States remains eager to build on our partnership with Sri Lanka and advance shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region based on our common democratic values. Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions and constitutional processes have ensured your country’s continued advancement. We look forward to working together to further deepen ties between our nations, promote shared prosperity, and secure a stable and peaceful future.
As you celebrate your national day, I extend my best wishes for peace and happiness in the year ahead,” he said.