MR wishes Trump on victory

Thursday, 10 November 2016 00:51 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday congratulated the US President- Elect Donald Trump on his historic victory. 

Hailing the businessman-turned-politician’s policies, the former President said that Trumps presidential election campaign was followed closely throughout the world as the issues discussed in the campaign “resonated far beyond the borders of the USA”.

Appreciating Trumps Foreign Policy approach, Rajapaksa said, “We look forward to a new world order based on the principles of the sovereign equality of all nations and non-interference in the internal affairs of nation states.”

“It is with gratitude that I recall the cooperation extended to Sri Lanka by the previous Republican administration, especially in the spheres of diplomacy and intelligence which helped my Government to conclusively defeat the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which in 2008 had been designated by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation as the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world, outranking even Al Qaeda. I wish you every success during your tenure as the President of the United States of America,” his message said.