The Founder of South Asia Foundation, Madanjeet Singh, Goodwill Ambassador to UNESCO, has conveyed his deep grief over the dastardly assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka , who was also the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Chapter of the South Asia Foundation. In his message to all the SAF chairpersons he has said:
"I am deeply shocked and grieved at the dastardly assassination of Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar, Chairman of the Sri Lankan Chapter of South Asia Foundation; from its very inception, he played a leading role in promoting regional cooperation and peace in South Asia. His death is an irreparable loss to SAF and extremely painful to me personally as he was a friend, guide and advisor. On behalf of all the SAF chairpersons, I convey with a heavy heart our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Suganthi Kadirgamar and their family."