H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of the Republic of India
On hearing the demise of former Prime Minister of India, Shri I.K. Gujral I, on behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, convey our deepest sympathies to the Government and people of India and the family and friends of this distinguished son of India.
Shri I.K. Gujral served his country with deep commitment and worked for the wellbeing of the people of India and the South Asian region in different capacities for long years. A distinguished leader and an outstanding public figure, Shri Gujral was ahead of his times in a rapidly globalising world. His visionary approach on foreign policy stands as a model for strengthening South Asia's regional relations.