While the government has shown cautious optimism at the election of Donald Trump as the next US President, Former Minister Mervyn Silva has congratulated him for his victory through a newspaper advertisement in Sinhalese newspapers.
Silva states through the advertisement that Trump's 'direct talk, direct action' style should be a good example to the Sri Lankan politicians.
He adds that this was the reason for Trump's victory.
Trump lost the popular vote but won the election by sweeping the Electoral College. His victories in key battle ground states assured his victory.