|It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing away of the leader of the Cuban revolution, the founder of socialist Cuba and one of the greatest leaders of our time, Fidel Castro. We wish to offer our heartfelt condolences to you as his brother and successor, and to the people of Cuba.|
|The passing of Fidel Castro marks the end of an era. The Cuban revolution that he led, inspired generations of youthful idealists. One of the most important political lessons he taught the world was how small states can hold their own and maintain their sovereignty and independence even in the face of domineering powers. The memory of Comrade Fidel Castro will continue to inspire us all.
Mahinda Rajapaksa – Former President of Sri Lanka