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* Sri Lankan leaders congratulate newly elected Malaysian Premier
Fri, May 11, 2018, 08:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President and the Prime Minister today congratulated Malaysia's newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who at the age of 92, has become the world's oldest elected leader.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in a Twitter message said under the new Premier's leadership Malaysia will reach further milestones.

"Congratulations on your historic victory! The unwavering trust the people of Malaysia have placed on your gifted leadership and political acumen has been proven again. Under your stewardship, Malaysia will reach further milestones in its successful journey," President Sirisena said.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe extending "warmest felicitations" said the "close and cordial relations" between Sri Lanka and Malaysia will be further strengthened.

"I have great pleasure in extending my warmest felicitations to Your Excellency, on your victory in the recent general elections in Malaysia. I am confident that your wisdom and diverse experience, combined with commitment and vision would guide Malaysia to greater heights of prosperity," Premier Wickremesinghe said.

He said Sri Lanka and Malaysia enjoy a traditional and longstanding friendship which has reached new dimensions. "I am confident that these close and cordial relations will be further strengthened and consolidated in the years ahead for the mutual benefit of our countries."

"Please, accept Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration, and sincere best wishes for your personal well-being."

Mahathir was prime minister, at the head of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, for 22 years, from 1981 until he stepped down in 2003. He came out of retirement and defected to the opposition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition ousting the BN coalition, which has been in power since independence in 1957.


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