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* EU congratulates Sri Lanka President on election victory
Tue, Apr 13, 2010, 06:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 13, Brussels: The European Union today sent its congratulations to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on ruling party's victory at the parliamentary elections held last week.

In a statement, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton welcoming the relatively violence free polls in Sri Lanka and said she looks forward to working with the newly elected government and expects that the government will take steps to investigate the few incidents that took place.

"I congratulate President Rajapaksa and the UPFA on their success. I also welcome the fact that these elections took place in a largely calm atmosphere. The EU looks forward to working with the newly elected Sri Lankan government in the implementation of its ambitious political agenda including national reconciliation," she said.

"The EU has noted reports of incidents on election day and trusts that the authorities will take appropriate action to ensure that these are properly investigated and resolved," she added.

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