Dhaka, Jan 1 (UNB) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Mister Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday on her party’s victory in Bangladesh’s general election.
Sirisena and Wickremesinghe separately called PM Hasina over phone and congratulated her, said Ihsanul Karim, the PM’s press secretary.
They also greeted the Awami League and the people of Bangladesh for the party’s overwhelming victory, he said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Sri Lankan leaders hoped the bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries would be strengthened in the coming days, the press secretary said.
Awami League, led by Hasina, won a landslide victory in the December 30 national election. The party alone secured 259 out of 299 parliamentary seats that went to polls.