Foreign Minister Pays Last Respects To Lee Kuan Yew

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera arrived in Singapore on Friday (27) and proceeded to the Parliament House to pay condolences on the former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, behalf of the President, the Prime Minister and the people of Sri Lanka.

He was accompanied by Acting High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Singapore Wishwanath Aponsu.

In his condolence message, Minister Samaraweera stated that the late former Prime Minister Lee’s legacy would no doubt remain a constant source of inspiration and guidance to the people of Singapore and the Asian region.

The State funeral service will be held on Sunday (29) at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore, and will be attended by the late Mr. Lee’s family, friends and staff, the President, Cabinet Ministers, and Members of Parliament. This will be followed by a private cremation at the Mandai Crematorium.

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will represent Sri Lanka at the state funeral. India’s PM Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will also take part, along with other world leaders including former US President Bill Clinton.

Lee Kuan Yew passed away at 3.18am local time at Singapore General Hospital. He was 91.

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