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* Sri Lankan President congratulates South African President on ANC election victory
Tue, May 13, 2014, 06:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has congratulated South African President Jacob Zuma on the "resounding victory" secured by the African National Congress (ANC) at the recently-concluded general elections.

"The ANC's victory is an unambiguous endorsement of not only your personal popularity, but also that of the enduring strength of the party of Nelson Mandela, Oliver Thambo and other great heroes of the anti-apartheid movement," President Rajapaksa wrote.

"It is also a reaffirmation of the confidence of the majority of the people of South Africa in the ability of the ANC Government to progressively achieve more inclusive national economic development and prosperity."

The President also expressed confidence that Sri Lanka - South Africa relations, which he described as a "deep-seated friendship, abiding trust and good will," will continue to strengthen.

Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations with South Africa in September of 1994, following the election of Nelson Mandela as President. Sri Lanka established its first resident diplomatic mission in Pretoria in October 1997, and South Africa established its resident mission in Colombo in September 2007.

Sri Lankan President, interested in learning about the South African model of restorative justice, has discussed Sri Lanka's goals in achieving reconciliation and addressing accountability issues with the South African President.

At the request of Sri Lanka, President Zuma recently appointed the Deputy President of the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa's Special Envoy to Sri Lanka to assist the reconciliation process in the island nation.

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