The President’s message reads as follows: “On behalf of the people and the Government of Maldives I wish to convey my sincere congratulations to you and the United National Party (UNP) for the party’s victory in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections. Allow me also to congratulate you on your impending re-election as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The election results are a testament to the trust and confidence that Sri Lankans have in your leadership and commitment to foster the progress of your beloved nation.”“I look forward to working closely with you in further expanding the enduring ties of friendship between the Maldives and Sri Lanka. I am confident that the close bilateral relations between our two countries will reach new heights under your continued leadership.” “Spoke to Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe and congratulated him on his alliance’s wonderful performance in the elections. I am confident that under Mr. Wickremesinghe’s leadership, bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka will get stronger. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful conduct of polls”, the Prime Minister said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is confident ties with Sri Lanka will get stronger under the leadership of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Modi congratulated Ranil Wickremesinghe, on the “wonderful performance” of his alliance in the elections in Sri Lanka, Modi’s office said. Meanwhile, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of congratulations to Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, following the parliamentary elections held on Monday. “The people of the Maldives join me in wishing you success in your endeavour to bring prosperity and advancement to Sri Lanka.” (Colombo Gazette)
The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating after a woman was struck and killed by an out-of-control pickup truck in Cayuga.Police say around 7:50 a.m. Monday, a black Dodge Ram pickup truck was travelling on Concession 5 near Kohler Rd. when the 20-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck hit a 47-year-old woman who was jogging along the roadway. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck was also taken to hospital as a pre-cautionary measure. OPP have not yet released the victim’s identity. Police are continuing to investigate the collision and are seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone who may have information that could help police is asked to contact the Haldimand County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.