Former Minister Indika Gunawardena passes away

Former Minister Indika Gunawardena passes away

Former Minister Indika Gunawardena passes away

Written by Staff Writer

14 Sep, 2015 | 8:37 pm

Former Minister Indika Gunawardena, who was an active member of the leftist movement passed away on Monday September 14.

He was 72 years of age at the time of his passing.

Indika Gunwardena was the elder brother of the leader of the Mahajena Eksath Peremuna, Dinesh Gunwardena, who is from a family which was known for carrying a legacy of leftist ideologies.

The late Indika Gunawarderna who was elected to the Western Provincial Council in 1993 entered Parliament in 1994. Indika Gunwardena who held the position of Minister of Housing and Water supply in the Mahajena Eksath Peremuna-led government was appointed the Minister of Higher Education following the Parliamentary elections in 2000.

His final rites will be observed in Boralugoda, Avissawela on Thursday.


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