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    December 2, 2020

    PM Modi congratulates Rajapaksa’s party for absolute majority in Sri Lanka election

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    Sri Lanka Election Results Updates: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) appears to be getting majority in the early trends in Sri Lanka's parliamentary election counting. After which Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Mahinda Rajapaksa and congratulated him on the victory.

    Highlights

    • Counting of parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka continues, Mahinda Rajapaksa's party has an absolute majority in trends
    • PM Modi calls Mahinda Rajapaksa, congratulations, talks on increasing mutual relations
    • Sajith Premadasa's new party in second place, giving competition to Sri Lanka People's Party in many places

    Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) appears to be getting a majority in the early trends in the counting of Colombo Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections. After which Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Mahinda Rajapaksa and congratulated him on the victory. Five results have been announced so far from the Sinhalese dominated south region. Of these, SLPP got more than 60 percent votes.

    Rajapaksa expressed his thanks
    to PM Modi by tweeting Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked PM Modi for congratulating him on the victory. He wrote that PM Narendra Modi ji thank you for your congratulatory call. With the strong support of the people of Sri Lanka, we would like to work with you to further enhance the long-standing cooperation between the two countries. Sri Lanka and India are related and friendly.

    PM Modi
    retweeted and congratulated , after which retweeting Rajapaksa's tweet, PM Modi wrote that thank you Mahinda Rajapaksa ji. Nice to talk to you Once again, many congratulations. We will work together to take forward all areas of bilateral cooperation and take our special relationship to new heights.

    newest party,
    Sri Lanka's newest party, the closest rival to the Sri Lanka People's Party, is a new party founded by Sajith Premadasa. Premadasa has split from its parent party United National Party (UNP) and formed a new party. The UNP is ranked fourth according to the election results.

    Official results show that Marxist Janata Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has also performed better than UNP. In the Tamil-dominated north region, the main Tamil party has won in one region in Jaffna while Rajapaksa's ally Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) has defeated the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in another region of Jaffna district.

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