Press release

President Danny Faure congratulates new Sri Lankan president

November 18, 2019

President Danny Faure has today sent out his heartfelt congratulations to the new President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“I am confident that your exemplary leadership will transmute into valuable contributions in your new role as captain to Sri Lanka’s unfaltering march towards economic prosperity, internal stability and regional peace” asserted President Faure.

He went on to reaffirm his belief that Sri Lanka will benefit and progress in light of his leadership; that he will carry on the legacy of the previous president and bring the South Asian Island to new heights.

President Faure also conveyed: “Seychelles and Sri Lanka have long since been steady partners with a common history, a shared ocean and a likeminded vision for the sustainable growth of our nations and the safeguarding of our peoples’ heritage.”

Seychelles and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations in October 1988.