Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that he will stand by Sri Lanka to correct the misconceptions about the country within the international community.
Blair made these observations when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Monday. The former British Prime Minister arrived in Sri Lanka recently on a private visit.
Blair commended the President for conducting recently concluded Parliamentary Elections in a free and fair manner.
He also appreciated the steps taken by the President Sirisena to build reconciliation and to restore democracy throughout the country, while giving proper leadership to the country.
The former British Prime Minister furthermore explained to the President regarding the possibilities of implementing international programs of Tony Blair Foundation in collaboration with Sri Lanka.
He commended the progress made by the Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, and said that he will extend every possible support to develop the tourism industry.