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Rahul Gandhi congratulates Wickremesinghe on his reinstatement as Lanka PM

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

has congratulated Sri Lankan on his return to office and said it is reassuring that the Constitution has prevailed in the country.

Gandhi in his message to Wickremesinghe said that political crisis in was a concern for India, which wish for political stability in the neighbouring country.

"It is reassuring that the Constitution has prevailed...The vote of confidence in your favour and the verdict of the are a vindication of parliamentary democracy," he said. The message was released by Wickremesinghe's office.

on October 26 had sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed as the Prime Minister, in a controversial move which plunged the island nation into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

Wickremesinghe was, however, reinstated as the of last month, after the ruled that Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:05 IST