Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha has stated that electoral victory of President Maithripala Sirisena is a tribute to his capacity to respond to Sri Lankans yearnings for change.
He was delivering a keynote address at the 66 th Republic Day celebrations in the Indian High Commission today.
Speaking about the state of India-Sri Lanka relations, High Commissioner highlighted that India shares a special relationship with Sri Lanka which is not just geographical, but dictated by ties of shared religions, cultural practices, family linkages, linguistic commonalities, economic interlinkages, and political understanding between two democracies. He congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful conduct of the elections, and stated that India stands ready to continue to provide support and partnership to Sri Lanka in realizing its people’s aspirations.
Sinha made these observations at the 66th Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka.
The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 66th Republic Day of India on Monday, January 26, 2015 at India House in Colombo. High Commissioner Mr. Y.K. Sinha unfurled the Indian flag and inspected a Guard of Honour presented by a contingent of the Border Security Force. He read out significant excerpts from the Address to the Nation on the eve of the Republic Day by the Hon´ble President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.