Japan congratulates Sirisena, commends smooth transition of power



The Japanese government said yesterday that it welcomed the peaceful and successful holding of Sri Lanka’s Presidential election on January 8 and expressed its congratulations to President elect Maithripala Sirisena.


It, also commended President Rajapaksa for his decision to transfer power in a smooth and peaceful manner respecting the will of the people. "Japan hopes that under the leadership of President Sirisena, all parties concerned in Sri Lanka will work together to further promote national reconciliation, democracy and economic development. We will continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts in these areas and further develop our cooperative relationship."


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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