Sri Lankan Parliament expresses its condolences regarding Nelson Mandela's death

Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 12:54

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.

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