I will always cherish the memories, PM Modi condoles the death of veteran Sri Lankan Tamil leader Sampanthan

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also expressed condolences to Sampanthan’s family and followers. Jaishankar shared a post on Twitter saying, “Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Sri Lankan Tamil leader Shri R. Sampanthan. Recall my many meetings and conversations with him over several decades.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of veteran Sri Lankan Tamil leader R Sampanthan on Monday, saying he will always cherish the fond memories of his meetings with him. He worked tirelessly for the Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka to live a life of peace, security, equality, justice and dignity. “He will be greatly missed by his friends and followers in Sri Lanka and India,” PM Modi further said in his post. Sampanthan was also a Sri Lankan Tamil politician, lawyer and leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also expressed condolences to Sampanthan’s family and followers. Jaishankar shared a post on Twitter saying, “Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Sri Lankan Tamil leader Shri R. Sampanthan. Recall my many meetings and conversations with him over several decades.”

He dedicated his entire life fighting for equality, respect and justice for Tamils ​​in Sri Lanka. Condolences to his family and followers. Notably, veteran Tamil politician MP R. Sampanthan (91) died at a private hospital in Colombo yesterday, the DailyMirror quoted a party official as saying. Sampanthan first entered the Sri Lankan parliament in 1977 and was an MP until 1983. He served as an MP again from 1997 to 2000. He took over the leadership of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) after its formation as a coalition of Tamil parties in 2001. Sampanthan was also the leader of the opposition from 2015 to 2018.

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