17 November 2019
The government of Pakistan congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his victory in the Sri Lankan presidential elections.
In a press statement, released by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan’s government stated they “look forward to working with the new President and his team to further strengthen the already strong relationship between the two countries.
The statement further stressed that this election was “free, fair and peaceful”.
Read the full statement on Twitter here.
We need your support
Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.
Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view
We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.