His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives has congratulated President-elect His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa on winning the Sri Lankan Presidential Elections held on 16th November 2019. He ran successfully as the candidate from Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP).

The President's message to the President-elect highlighted the unwavering friendship and partnership between the Maldives and Sri Lanka, and the Maldivian Government’s intent to work closely with the new Sri Lankan Government, for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries.

The President-elect has served as Sri Lanka’s Defence Minister and is the brother of former President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa.