Director-General mourns the loss of Sri Lanka's Foreign MinisterThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has written to the President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumaratunga, voicing grief at the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. He also called for the peace process in the country to be continued.
In his letter of August 16, the Director-General said: “We mourn the loss of an outstanding statesman and friend of UNESCO,” and asked the President to convey his “heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the [late] Foreign Minister’s family, and to the Government and people of Sri Lanka.”
|Source||Press Release N° 2005-96|
|Publication Date||18 Aug 2005|