Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 12:54
Sri Lankan Parliament expresses its condolences regarding Nelson Mandela's death
The Sri Lankan Parliament today expressed its condolences regarding the demise of former South African President and Anti – Apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Speaking in parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapakse stated that Nelson Mandela did a yeoman service to democracy in the world and that he is a great example of a great leader.
Expressing his views on behalf of the government, Leader of the House Nimal Siripala De Silva stated that the demise of Nelson Mandela is a loss for the entire world.
Speaking on behalf of the Opposition, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe stated that Nelson Mandela advocated a non violent method of governance and that the freedom he obtained for the South Africans by banishing racism is an immortal freedom.