The Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar Cut Down By Assassin's Bullets!

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"Oh death where is thy victory, Oh Grave where is thy sting?" Shakespeare- Julius Caesar.

One of Sri Lanka's best loved sons and foremost patriots the Hon.Lakshman Kadirgamar Foreign Minister has been assassinated by the terrorists group LTTE accorging to early reports.Mr.Kadirgamar was 73 years old. The LTTE whom he hounded and had proscribed by the High Powers of the International Community are said to have had him high on their target list and consequently it would be a fair assumption to make that the LTTE are behind the killing as they had issued continous threats that they would get Mr Kadirtgamar eventually and they seemed to have accomplished this today albeit to what worthless ends and meaningless accomplishments? There have been no confirmations yet about who is responsible for this cowardly deed but it has all the hallmarks of a cowardly LTTE hit! There are reports that the Police in Colombo have arrested two suspects whose identities have not been released.

Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, 73, who is from the ethnic Tamil minority and a close aide of President Chandrika Kumaratunga, was taken to the National Hospital for emergency surgery after being shot in the head as he was returning to his heavily guarded residence in the diplomatic district of Colombo. He had been in his car at the time and a sniper had opened fire with a high powered rifle and struck him in the head injuring him critically.He was rushed to hospital and succumbed to his wounds despite valiant attempts by the medical staff to save his life.It is indeed a sad and dark day in Sri Lankan history as the shameful spectre of political assassinations has once again raised its ugly head.

The Hon, Lakshman Kadirgamar, proud and accomplished statesman,compassionate son of Sri Lanka and a great strategist on Foreign Affairs as well as an outspoken critic of the apathetic and wretched perspectives of international terrorism was a highly acclaimed international personality who was respected by all his contemporaries as well as world leaders who knew him as an astute politician who made his decisions wisely and for his life to have been snuffed out in this manner is an affront to human dignity and the precious gift of life which oversees the well being of all those who are fortunate enough to even in a marginal dispensation be associated with such a giant of a human being whose death in this manner will never be compensated for as the tumultuous loss it has initiated for his native Sri Lanka and the vacuum it has left begind as an aftermath is bound to be felt for a very long time.

There is no moral justification for dastardly deeds such as this and there should be no relenting until the perpetrators are sought out and brought to justice and the Nation of Sri Lanka now has to rebuild a greater portion of the confidences Mr Kadirgamar set in place with his impeccable wisdom and charismatic personality both Nationally and Internationally and a time of coming together in unshakable unity to celebrate his wonderful life so abruptly ended while the sadness of his most conspicuous absence will surely be felt the strongest by those who knew him, respected him and loved him.

May God Grant His Soul Eternal Rest And May He Attain Nibbana!



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