Lakshman Kadirgamar

Diplomat, Politician

1932 – 2005

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Who was Lakshman Kadirgamar?

Sri Lankabhimanya Lakshman Kadirgamar PC was a Sri Lankan Tamil diplomat, politician and a lawyer. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2001 and again from April 2004 until his assassination in August 2005. He achieved international prominence in this position due to his wide ranging condemnation of the LTTE and his efforts to have them banned internationally. A distinguished lawyer and international humanitarian, he was assassinated by an LTTE sniper in August 2005 Accounts of his views on politics and international relations, with much information about his life and career, can be found in the book Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of International Order, edited by Professor Adam Roberts.

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Born
Apr 12, 1932
Colombo
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Spouses
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Religion
  • Hinduism
Ethnicity
  • Sri Lankan Tamils
Nationality
  • Sri Lanka
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Letters, Balliol College
    ( - 1960)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Ceylon
    (1950 - 1953)
  • Trinity College, Kandy
    (1942 - 1950)
Died
Aug 12, 2005
Colombo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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