Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pays tribute to late Dr. Saman Kelegama

25 January 2018

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to late Dr. Saman Kelegama, former Executive Director of IPS, for his role as chief negotiator of the Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA until the time of his sudden demise in June 2017. Mr Lee paid tribute to trade officials on both sides, but singled out the chief negotiator for Sri Lanka Saman Kelegama, who worked hard on the pact but died last year before it was sealed. “We owe something to him,” said Mr. Lee.

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Singapore’s chief negotiator Luke Goh also paid tribute to Dr. Kelegama, outlining their aim to “redouble efforts” to find solutions to the deal as a fitting tribute to Dr Kelegama, Mr Goh recalled.

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(Courtesy: Straits Times)