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Sri Lankan President Expresses Shock Over Death Of Iranian President

Sri Lanka’s returning prime minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Monday, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

Raisi was, on Sunday, killed in the crash along with the country’s Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian and some other senior Iranian officials.


In a statement, Wickremesinghe expressed sympathy to the bereaved families and the government and people of Iran.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of President Raisi and his entourage,’’ Wickremesinghe said.

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