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Sri Lanka Poll: Mahinda Rajapaksa thanks Prime Minister Modi for his congratulatory call

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) congratulated Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (August 6) and congratulated him because of the preliminary parliamentary elections held recently. The results showed that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party performed well.

Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked Prime Minister Modi via social media and said on Twitter: “Thank you Prime Minister Narendra Midi for giving you a congratulatory call. In #Sri Lanka people for their strong support Next, I look forward to working closely with you to further strengthen the long-term cooperation between our two countries. Sri Lanka and India are friends and relations.”

According to reports, the leaders of the two countries have agreed to maintain close contact because both countries have responded to the challenges posed by the COVID 19 pandemic and are determined to push bilateral relations to new heights in the coming days.

A PMO press release stated that the Prime Minister praised the Sri Lankan government and electoral agencies for effectively organizing elections despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi also thanked the people of Sri Lanka for their enthusiastic participation in the election and said that this reflects the strong democratic values ​​shared by the two countries.

The press release said: “Prime Minister Modi pointed out that the results of the upcoming elections show that the election performance of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) political party is impressive, and he congratulated and good luck to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. wish.”

It is worth noting that the preliminary results of Wednesday’s parliamentary elections indicated that SLPP appears to be winning a landslide victory in the country.

The statement added: “The leaders agreed to maintain close contact because both countries are responding to the challenges posed by the 19 pandemic COVID-19 and are determined to push bilateral relations to new heights in the coming days.”

Rajapaksa clan heads to landslide

According to the results announced so far, Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing for a political comeback on Thursday as his party has taken an unassailable lead and is preparing to win two postponed general elections. An overwhelming victory.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Rajapaksa’s election results.

SLPP has more votes than its competitors, and out of the 16 seats that have been officially declared far from the south, dominated by the Sinhala majority, the total number of votes exceeds 60%. The party won 13 of the 16 seats.

Unofficial results indicate that SLPP can easily win at least 17 of the 22 regions offered. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a tweet that the result was a “great victory” for the ruling party.

The closest competitor is the new party formed by the former presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, a coalition of his mother’s party, former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (Ranil Wickremesinghe) The United National Party (UNP) dropped to fourth place, even below the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). SJB only won three seats in two regions.

Wickremesinghe’s party is striving to reach the 5% mark required to qualify for any seat on the entire island. Since July 1977, he is facing the danger of losing his seat in Parliament for the first time.

Sources told PTI that SLPP is undoubtedly in a leading position in the results of voting departments in other regions where the vote is being counted.

In the north, where Tamils ​​dominate in the north, the main party of the Tamils-the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)-despite bagging several voting departments, but in the SLPP’s Tamil ally-Elam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) also suffered an unexpected reversal in the hands.

At the same time, President Gotabaya hopes that the SLPP will obtain a two-thirds majority so that he can amend the constitution to restore the presidential powers restricted by the 2015 constitutional changes.

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