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Sushma Swaraj a true friend of Lanka – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has offered his condolences on the passing away of former Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj calling her a “true friend and neighbour” of Sri Lanka.

In a letter sent to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Wickremesinghe recalled that Swaraj “nurtured the region’s aspirations in various multilateral fora.”

Wickremesinghe’s letter to Modi

Swaraj, 67, died last night after suffering a massive heart attack.

She served as the Leader of the Opposition as well as the Chief Minister of Delhi during her long political career.

Before that, she was an Advocate of the Supreme Court.

Her remains were cremated with full national honours today 7 Aug.

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Delhi Austin Fernando, Minister Malik Samarawickreme and Deputy High Commissioner Niluka Kadurugamuwa paying their last respects to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in India Austin Fernando, Minister Malik Samarawickreme and Deputy High Commissioner Niluka Kadurugamuwa paid their respects to Swaraj in Delhi earlier today.