President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have congratulated Maithripala Sirisena on his election as Sri Lankan President.
In separate messages issued on Friday night, the President and the Prime Minister hoped that bilateral relations between the two friendly countries would further be widened and deepened during his Presidency.
President Hamid in his message said, “It’s my immense pleasure to warmly congratulate you on your victory in the Presidential election of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.”
Under Sirisena’ leadership, Hamid said, the people of Sri Lanka will experience greater peace, progress and prosperity in the coming days.
He conveyed his very best wishes for his success in his high office and for his good health, happiness and personal wellbeing.
In her message to Maithripala, Prime Minister Sheikh said: "I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to you on your election to the high office of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka."
She also congratulated the people of Sri Lanka for peacefully and judiciously exercising their democratic right to elect their leader.
"The choice they have made is a reflection of their respect for the ethos of democracy, good governance and the rule of law. I wish you all success in achieving your vision for a new era of reform and stability in Sri Lanka," he said.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh deeply values its warm, friendly relations with Sri Lanka that have been developed and consolidated over the years through sustained interactions at the bilateral, regional and international fora. “I look forward to working closely with you in elevating our multifarious relations to a newer height in the years ahead.”
The Prime Minister deeply appreciated his leadership in enhancing cooperation between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. “I fondly recall our meeting in April 2013 during your visit to Bangladesh."
She invited the new President of Sri Lanka to visit Bangladesh at his convenient time.
President, PM greet Lankan new President