KATHMANDU:The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has extended condolence over the demise of former prime minister and senior politician Surya Bahadur Thapa.

Leader Thapa died while undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, on April 15. he died of multiple-organ failure. He was 88.

Sending a condolence message to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, on behalf of Sri Lankan government and Sri Lankan people, extended condolences to the bereaved family of late Thapa.

"With the passing away of former prime minister Thapa, Nepal has lost a great visionary political leader, who was a dedicated political visionary and who was committed to uplifting the people-oriented politics in Nepal," the message reads.