Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs has congratulated Smt. Sushma Swaraj, on her appointment as Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, following her swearing in on Monday, 26th May 2014.
The text of the congratulatory message from Minister Peiris is as follows:-
27th May 2014
Her Excellency Smt. Sushma Swaraj
Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India
It gives me immense pleasure to offer you my warmest congratulations on your assumption of office of the Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India.
Your resounding electoral victory is yet another symbol of the trust and respect you have earned in your long illustrious career in the service of the people of India. We are pleased that you have been entrusted with the important assignment of the Minister of External Affairs at this momentous juncture for both India and our region. We welcome the initiative to associate regional leaders at the inauguration of the new Government in India as an excellent manifestation of the leadership that India can provide for stability and economic progress of the region. Sri Lanka stands ready to walk together with India towards the objective of promotion of greater South Asian solidarity.