Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offered condolence at India House on the demise of former President of India Bharat Ratna Mr. Pranab Mukherjee by signing on the condolence book opened by the Indian High Commission in Colombo.
Th Prime Minister was the first to sign on the book which will be kept open till 5 p.m. today.
Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena too signed on the condolence book today.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India passed away in New Delhi on 31 August, 2020.
He served as the 13th President of India from July 25, 2012 to 25 July 2017. Before becoming the President of India, Shri Mukherjee served at different times as Defence, Commerce, Foreign, and Finance Minister. A seven-time Member of Parliament, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019.