Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena stated that the late Lakshman Kadirgamar was a great Minister born in Sri Lanka and an excellent and exemplary leader. Minister Gunawardena made these observations after paying a floral tribute to the statue of the late Lakshman Kadirgamar at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Centre in Colombo on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary. State Minister of Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya, Parliamentarians Suren Raghavan, Yadamini Gunawardena, Secretary to the Foreign Ministry Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Mrs. Kadirgamar and a group of officials from the Foreign Ministry were also present at the event.

“Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar was a simple and humble person who was an academic with an in depth knowledge of international affairs, respected by the international community” said Minister Gunawardena. State Minister of Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya addressing the gathering stated that the service fulfilled by the late Lakshman Kadirgamar on behalf of the motherland can never be forgotten. He also stated that it is our duty to carry forward his policy towards the motherland.

Foreign Ministry

Colombo

13 August 2021

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