The message reads, in part:
“I sincerely congratulate you on your election to the post of President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
I am happy to note the friendly and constructive nature of relations between our two countries. I would like to confirm our readiness to work jointly to further develop our fruitful bilateral cooperation in various areas. This meets the fundamental interests of the peoples of our countries and is in line with efforts to maintain stability and security in the region.”