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Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern Provincial Council pays tribute to Karunanidhi

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

observed a moment of silence in the assembly today to pay tributes to DMK leader M as hailed Tamil Nadu's former five-term for his role in strengthening ties between and

The Tamil-dominated council noted Karunanidhi's strong voice in support of Sri Lankan Tamils and their struggle over the past years.

The 94-year-old leader, a five-time of Tamil Nadu, breathed his last at in downtown Chennai at 6.10 pm on August 7 after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days.

In a special message, Wickremesinghe said the cooperation the veteran leader rendered in widening diplomatic relations between the two countries should be remembered.

"I convey my deepest sympathies on behalf of all Sri Lankans for the bereaved, on his passing," he added.

Sri Lanka's incumbent Maithripala Sirisena, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other political leaders in the country have also expressed sorrow at the demise of former

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 17:50 IST