Jan 31: Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley congratulated Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on his victory at the presidential election.
In a personal message sent to Rajapaksa, Thinley said, “I am most delighted to hear of your landslide victory in the recent elections and return to the Presidency of your great country.”
He said, “The people of Sri Lanka have expressed their appreciation and gratitude to you for your courage, wisdom and sacrifices.”
“On behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan and that of my own, it gives me great pleasure to extend our heartiest congratulations and Tashi Delek to Your Excellency,” he added.
The message further reads, “Given Your Excellency’s wide experience and political acumen, I am confident that the people of your beloved country will continue to benefit from your wise and able leadership at this critical juncture.”
Extending best wishes for the successful tenure for Rajapaksa, Thinely said he looks forward to working closely in the promotion of mutually beneficial relations between Bhutan and Sri Lanka in the years ahead.