Written by Staff Writer
21 Apr, 2015 | 3:43 pm
Veteran journalist, D.F Kariyakarawana passed away on the morning of Tuesday April 21 at the age of 93, following a prolonged illness.
Born in the Kurana area in Negombo, Kariyakarawarana first entered the field of print media in 1946 with a series of poems and short stories. He was a founding member of the editorial board for the Lankadeepa newspaper, when it was established in 1947. Later, he joined the Dinamina newspaper in 1951.
D.K. Kariyakarawana also wrote for Dinamina and Silumina and rendered a great service by training numerous journalists. In respect of a request made by Kariyakarawana, his body will be handed over to the Neville Fernando Hospital in Malabe, following religious observances for a period of 24 hours.
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