KUALA LUMPUR: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has congratulated Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his victory in the general election on May 9.
In his congratulatory message issued through a statement today, Maithripala said the historic victory embodied the faith and trust that the people of Malaysia placed on his gifted leadership and political acumen.
"I strongly believe that, under your outstanding stewardship, Malaysia will reach a further milestone in its successful journey," he said.
He also said that Sri Lanka and Malaysia were bound by historic people-to-people contacts and shared common causes in the international arena.
"I recall with admiration our meeting during my official visit to Malaysia in December 2016 where I had the privilege of discussing matters of interest," he said.
He believed that under Dr Mahathir's leadership, the longstanding and cordial relationship between Colombo and Kuala Lumpur would be further consolidated for the mutual benefit of the people, expanding into new vistas of cooperation.