President greets Sri Lanka on its Independence Day

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the people of Sri Lanka on their 68th Independence Day.

“It gives me immense pleasure to extend warm felicitations and best wishes to your excellency and to the people of Sri Lanka on the occasion of your Independence Day,” Mukherjee said in a message to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena.

“The ties of friendship between India and Sri Lanka go back centuries and have matured over time to include all areas of contemporary relevance,” he said.

“I am confident that the renewed vigour in the Sri Lankan polity under your leadership will not only allow you to realize your vision for Sri Lanka but also strengthen the partnership between India and Sri Lanka for the mutual benefit of the people of our two countries,” he added.

Sri Lanka celebrates its Independence Day on February 4.

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