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Modi congratulates MR on completing 50 years in Parliament

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today to congratulate him on having completed 50 years since his first entering the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

During the phone call Modi recalled Rajapaska’s contributions to the development of Sri Lanka in his long political career, and wished him all the best for his future.

Modi also conveyed his condolences at the sudden and untimely demise yesterday of Arumugan Thondaman, a prominent leader of the Indian-Origin Tamils in Sri Lanka.  He recalled the role that 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.

Modi assured Rajapaksa that India stands ready to extend all possible support to Sri Lanka during this challenging time.