Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India’s next President.

Mukherjee, a veteran Congressman who held External Affairs and Finance portfolios in the UPA cabinet, was elected as the 13th president of India yesterday.

Rajapksa offered his best wishes to the president-elect and also despatched a bouquet to Mukherjee.

“President offered his heartfelt congratulations to the new Indian president,” presidential spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said.

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