President sends condolence message to Putin


President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and the people of Russia.

He said the late Soviet Leader will be remembered as a preeminent world leader, whose commitment to forging partnerships with other nations changed the course of history and paved the way for a new era in international relations.