President, PM condole
President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse have sent condolence messages on the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao.

The President, in a letter to Indian Premier Dr. Manmohan Singh said that Mr. Rao's contribution to the evolution of modern India began with his role in the struggle for Indian independence. She stated that the spectacular success of the Indian economy today owes a great deal to the bold, decisive and visionary reforms initiated by the late Mr. Rao.

The President also pointed out that the Congress Party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Rao contributed greatly to the initiation of an important era in bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India both in economic and political terms.

Prime Minister Rajapakse has expressed his condolences to the Indian Prime Minister and Government on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao.

In a letter to the Indian Premier, Mr. Rajapakse states that the former's partnership with the late Mr. Narasimha Rao was a fruitful one in which India was introduced to a new philosophy which has had far-reaching results.

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