Says looks forward to working closely with PM & new govt.
- PM extended an invitation to PM Morrison to visit Sri Lanka after the COVID-19 situation is under control
By Lahiru Pothmulla
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison telephoned Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday to congratulate him on his victory at the general election and to wish him well.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa in a tweet said, “Thank you Prime Minister Scott Morrison, for your call this morning. I appreciate your well wishes. I look forward to continuing our strong bilateral ties and further enhancing cooperation between Sri Lanka and Australia.”
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s Media Division said the two leaders had discussed several areas of mutual cooperation and expressed their desire to further enhance the relations between Sri Lanka and Australia.
Commenting that there was “a lot going on in our part of the world,”
The Australian Prime Minister also enquired about the well-being of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and conveyed his best wishes. Prime Minister Rajapaksa further extended an invitation to Prime Minister Morrison to visit Sri Lanka after the COVID-19 situation is under control.
- The two leaders had discussed several areas of mutual cooperation