Politicians and Polonnaruwa residents pay last respects to Priyantha Sirisena (Watch Video)

Politicians and Polonnaruwa residents pay last respects to Priyantha Sirisena (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

29 Mar, 2015 | 9:39 pm

The cortege of Priyantha Sirisena the late brother of the President Maithripala Sirisena was brought to his house in Athumalpitiya, Polonnaruwa early Sunday morning.

Priyantha Sirisena, who was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo passed away at 3.30 on Saturday morning.

His body was handed over to relatives and friends subsequent to a post mortem examination. A number of politicians and area residents were present to pay their last respects to the brother of the president.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe paid his last respects on Sunday evening. Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva was also among those who paid their respects.

Priyantha Sirisena was a father of three. He was 43 years old at the time of his demise. The final rites will be observed at the Polonnaruwa Public Cemetery on Monday March 30.

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