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Congratulatory And Valedictory Messages From Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong To Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, 2 December 2019

02 December 2019

  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and a valedictory letter to outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 

The text of the letters is appended.

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

2 December 2019

 


 

Congratulatory Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

 

21 November 2019

 

Dear Prime Minister Rajapaksa,

 

          On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I congratulate you on your appointment as Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

 

          Singapore and Sri Lanka enjoy warm and friendly relations, underpinned by longstanding economic and people-to-people ties. I look forward to celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations next year, and to working with you to advance our relationship further.

 

          I wish you good health and success in your appointment.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

 

His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

 

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Valedictory Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

 

20 November 2019

 

Dear Mr Wickremesinghe,

 

           Please accept my best wishes as you step down as Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.  

 

           You have worked hard to bring economic and social progress to Sri Lanka and strengthen Sri Lanka’s international engagement. It has been a pleasure working with you. I deeply appreciate your support for our bilateral relationship, including on the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. You have left behind a robust relationship, which I look forward to further strengthening with your successor.

 

           I wish you good health and every success in your future endeavours.

 

Your sincerely,

 

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

 

His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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