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Message to Governor General Gopallawa of Ceylon.

March 21, 1962

[Released March 21, 1962. Dated March 13, 1962]

I CONGRATULATE you on your appointment as Governor General of Ceylon. It is my sincere wish and that of the people of the United States that you enjoy every success. Your Ambassadorship in Washington did much to reinforce the traditional bonds of friendship between our two countries. May that friendship be strengthened still further in the future. Please accept my warm personal greetings and best wishes.


Note: Governor General William Gopallawa served as Ceylon's Ambassador to the United States from September 1961 to March 1962.

John F. Kennedy, Message to Governor General Gopallawa of Ceylon. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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