UK Foreign Secretary congratulates Sri Lankan Prime Minister

Philip-Hammond

Aug 19, 2015 (LBO) – The UK will remain a steadfast partner for Sri Lanka as it continues on the path towards delivering reconciliation and a lasting peace across the country, the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

“On behalf of the British Government, I send my warmest congratulations to Ranil Wickremesinghe on the occasion of his victory,” Hammond said in a statement.

“The manner in which the election was run was a credit to the Sri Lankan people. The UK is and will remain a steadfast partner for Sri Lanka as it continues on the path towards delivering reconciliation and a lasting peace across the country,”

“I look forward to continued work with Mr Wickremesinghe and the new government.” Hammond said.