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COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe attended the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo today (27).The President was accompanied by his Chief-Of-Staff, Sagala Ratnayake.Several foreign dignitaries including Vice-President of the United States of America, Kamala Haris, also attended the funeral..

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