PM Modi speaks with Sri Lankan PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian.

The two leaders also discussed the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime minister said he also complimented Rajapaksa on an illustrious political career and wished him and the people of Sri Lanka good health, peace and prosperity.

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, an official statement said.