Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie will represent Sri Lanka at tomorrow’s funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the government announced yesterday.
Crown Prince Nayef, a half brother of King Abdullah, died yesterday, leaving the oil powerhouse with no apparent successor to the throne.
Prince Nayef, a long-serving interior minister, “died outside” Saudi Arabia having recently left the Gulf state for medical treatment, said a statement carried by state media, including Al-Ekhbariyah Television and SPA news agency.
His funeral would be held on Sunday after sunset prayers in the Muslim holy city of Makkah in western Saudi Arabia, after his body is repatriated, it added.