Mukherjee greets people of Sri Lanka on its 67th Anniversary of Independence

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 3, 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee today extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and the people of Sri Lanka on the eve of its 67th Anniversity of Independence.
In his message to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Mr Mukhrjee said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend to Your Excellency and to the people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of the 67th Anniversary of your Independence."
He pointed out that India and Sri Lanka were close neighbours with a long-standing relationship and cooperation based on shared linguistic, religious and cultural traditions.
"These ties have matured over time to embrace all areas of contemporary significance. I am confident that our traditional bonds will expand and flourish to our mutual benefit in the years to come. 
"Please accept, Excellency, our best wishes for the continued prosperity and well-being of the friendly people of Sri Lanka under your leadership," he added.

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