Former US ambassador to Sri Lanka dead



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