India pleased at Ranil's reappointment as prime minister

Monday December 17, 2018

India has welcomed the reappointment of Ranil Wickeremesinghe as prime minister.


Immediately after Mr Wickremesinghe was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday by President Sirisena, Mr Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said: 'As a close neighbour and true friend, India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka.'


'This is a reflection of the maturity demonstrated by all political forces, and also of the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions,' Mr Kumar added.