Former US ambassador to Sri Lanka dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 20:43

Colombo: Christopher Van Hollen, a former US ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, has passed away.

Van Hollen died in Washington Jan 30 at the age of 90, the US embassy here said in a statement Tuesday.

Van Hollen was the envoy to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in 1972-76.
He was born in Maryland and served as a naval officer in World War II. He later became a career member of the foreign service.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 20:43
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