Foreign Minister condoles
Colombo: In a condolence message sent to Russian Foreign Minister
Sergel Lavrov, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollogama said:” I have been
deeply grieved by the news of the death of Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin,
the former President of Russian Federation.
I am aware that the late President was instrumental in introducing
changes which made a lasting impact on the lives of the people of Russia
and his passing away would be greatly felt by all those who admired his
courage, foresight and sincerity.
I extend my sincere condolences to Your Excellency and my heartfelt
sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.”