Congratulating U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump on his election as the 45th President of the Unites States, the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka conveyed the following messages:
Message from President Maithripala Sirisena
The Honourable Donald J. Trump The President-elect of the United States of America Dear Mr. Trump, The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in congratulating you on your victory on November 8, 2016 in a historic Presidential Election that received wide global attention. The United States is the adopted home for a significant number of Sri Lankans. They serve as important agents to forge stronger people-to-people bonds, contributing in no small measure to the bilateral relationship between our two countries. Sri Lanka and the United States are bound by deeply rooted and longstanding democratic traditions and common values. Relations between our two countries have been strengthened since my election as President in January 2015 and the formation of a National Unity Government in Sri Lanka. My Government and I take pride that the bonds between our two countries have grown stronger, and I am confident that your election will help build on this existing close partnership to further expand our cooperation. I look forward to working with you closely upon your assumption of Office as the 45th President of the United States of America in January, to elevate the relationship between our two countries to even further heights. I wish you all success.
With my best wishes,
Message from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
The Honourable Donald J. Trump The President-elect of the United States of America Dear Mr. Trump, It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on your victory at the historic election held on November 8th, to become the 45th President of the United States of America. Despite geographic distance, the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the United States of America span approximately 70 years of formal diplomatic relations, and over 200 years of close people-to-people ties. Today, our partnership is stronger and more robust than it has ever been in history and we value deeply, our engagement and longstanding friendship with the United States of America. I am confident that under your leadership and guidance, the United States of America and Sri Lanka will expand and deepen engagement between our two countries and our peoples, exploring progressive avenues for cooperation for mutual benefit. I look forward very much to working with you and your administration towards this objective, in the years ahead. Please accept my best wishes for a very successful term of office as the 45th President of the United States of America.