Putin sends well wishes to Ranil

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Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his heartiest well wishes to the newly-appointed President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe.

President Wickremesinghe met with Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yury Materiy, yesterday (25).

The Ambassador extended President Putin’s wishes on Wickremesinghe’s election to the office of the Presidency.

“I am counting on your activities as Head of State to foster further development of the constructive bilateral cooperation in various spheres for the benefit of our peoples and in the interest of strengthening the regional stability and security,” Putin told his Sri Lankan counterpart, while wishing him success as well as good health and prosperity.

Wickremesinghe was elected on 20 July by Parliament as the eighth Executive President of Sri Lanka.