New Delhi, August 1 (newsin.asia): In his congratulatory message to his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is a dependable friend.
The letter dated July 30 said: “ Please accept my warm congratulations on your recent appointment as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
You have assumed office at an important juncture for Sri Lanka. I hope that under your leadership, Sri Lanka will witness quick economic recovery, ensuring the prosperity and well-being of its people.
I would like to assure you that as a dependable friend and close neighbour, India shall continue to support the people of Sri Lanka, guided by our ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
I look forward to working with you to further strengthen and expand our exemplary bilateral relations, based on millennia-old civilizational ties.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.