The late Sumathipala Manawadu – preferential votes to honour a hero

The late Sumathipala Manawadu – preferential votes to honour a hero

The late Sumathipala Manawadu – preferential votes to honour a hero

Written by Staff Writer

31 Mar, 2014 | 4:23 pm

JVP’s Provincial Council Candidate from Gampaha, Sumathipala Manawadu who was killed in an accident few days before the election has received considerable number of preferential votes in the election.

Sumathipala Manawadu, has received 2391 preferential votes from Gampha district.

The results shows the trust people had on the politician and also seen as a mark of gratitude.

Sumathipala Manawadu, who also served as the General Secretary of All Ceylon Railway General Employees’ Union  fuctioned as a trade union activist for decades. He is considered as a trade union leader who dedicated his life for winning the rights of not only railway employees but also working masses in other sectors.

In his lifetime, he raised his voice in  trade union struggles and was instrumental in many trade union actions.Below is the CCTV footage that recorded the devastating accident in which Manawadu was killed.

 

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