On behalf of the Government and the people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and on my own behalf, I extend deepest condolences to the family of the late Yukiya Amano.
Mr. Amano would be remembered as an outstanding diplomat and a principled supporter of strengthening international security and stability. During his decade-long tenure as the Director-General of the IAEA, he has contributed greatly to enhance the efficiency of the Agency. I also recall with profound appreciation the support and cooperation extended by the late Director-General, in further consolidating the IAEA – Sri Lanka relations.
The family of the United Nations has also lost an exceptional public servant.
Tilak Marapana, PC, MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka