Aug 26, Colombo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had sent a congratulatory message today to Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe following his swearing in as the Prime Minister.
"On 26 August, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a congratulatory message to Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, upon his inauguration following a free and democratic Parliamentary Election," Embassy of Japan in Colombo said in a statement.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe felicitated the Wickremasinghe upon his reappointment to the post of Prime Minister and said he intends to work closely with the new government to further develop the Japan-Sri Lanka relationship.
"Japan will continue to support Sri Lanka's efforts towards economic development and national reconciliation," Abe said further.