« Your Highness,
I was profoundly saddened to receive news of the passing away of Your Highness's beloved father Prince Rainier III.
I am aware that the late Prince, who was the longest reigning monarch in Europe assuming the throne in 1949, was instrumental in building Monaco into a modern nation. Prince Rainier contributed immensely to the enrichment of the lives of the people of Monaco in a multitude of spheres over the years an his demise would be greatly felt. This undoubtedly is an irreparable personal loss to Your Highness as well.
On behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka and on my own behalf, I convey my deepest sympathy to Your Highness, the Government and the people of Monaco and the rest of the members of the Royal family, on this sad occasion. »
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga|